13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
1
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive
3
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Cowes

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for gifts at Tyde, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then take an unforgettable tour with Phillip Island Helicopters, and finally Head underground at Forrest Caves. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Wildlife Coast Cruises, then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes trip itinerary planning website.

Melbourne to Cowes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cowes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Wildlife Coast Cruises
4.7
Phillip Island Helicopters ©
Helicopter Tour
Phillip Island Helicopters
4.8

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, and then kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Lakes Entrance takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Batemans Bay

A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Moruya Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with SkyDive Oz, then get to know the resident critters at Mogo Wildlife Park, and finally stop by Juela Mogo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Batemans Bay vacation site.

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Batemans Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lakes Entrance in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Batemans Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
SkyDive Oz ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
SkyDive Oz
4.9
Moruya Museum ©
History Museum
Moruya Museum
4.8

4
nights
Sydney

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Sydney in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Batemans Bay in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your trip
Bondi Beach ©
Must see
Bondi Beach
4.2
The Rocks ©
Must see
The Rocks
4.6

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 4th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then hike along Coastal walk. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding, experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Coastal walk ©
Hiking Trail
Coastal walk
4.9
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding
5.0
Koala Hospital ©
Wildlife Area
Koala Hospital
4.7

2
nights
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 6th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Craig Parry Photography, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, admire all the interesting features of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Cape Byron Walking Track
Hiking Trail
Cape Byron Walking Track
4.8

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