18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 8 nights
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
4
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night

8
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stop by The Rocks.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm and then trek along Coastal walk. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, thenidentify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Macquarie, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 30th (Mon), experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, thenfind your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Craig Parry Photography, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, thenhike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planning app.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in November: highs in Byron Bay hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour and then make a splash at WetSide Water Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Hervey Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
The Pier ©
The Pier

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then explore the activities along The Brisbane River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, thenget great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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.
On the 6th (Sun), do a tasting at Two Tails Wines, make a trip to The Clog Barn, thenget great views at Forest Sky Pier, and finally identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, Two Tails Wines
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines

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