11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  30 h
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 30 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  32 h
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Roto House and then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie sightseeing planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Port Macquarie is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Port Macquarie due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then get outside with Jetryder.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Byron Bay in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): do a tasting at Two Tails Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers Beach, then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Two Tails Wines
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines

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