19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
3
Morisset
— 1 night
4
Newcastle
— 1 night
5
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
6
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
7
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
8
Woolgoolga
— Few hours
9
Yamba
— 1 night
10
Byron Bay
— 1 night
11
Gold Coast
— 1 night
12
Brisbane
— 1 night
13
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much hotter in Melbourne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Morisset.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Morisset

Morisset ©
On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Caves Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Macquarie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Morisset online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sydney to Morisset in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Morisset are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Morisset

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lake Macquarie, Caves Beach
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Macquarie ©
Lake Macquarie
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach

1
night
Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Fighter World, see Off-Road Tours, thencontemplate the long history of Shepherds Hill Fort, thentake in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head.

Make your Newcastle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Morisset to Newcastle in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Williamtown
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, thenkick back and relax at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, thenmake a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay journey site.

Getting from Newcastle to Nelson Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Tomaree Head
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

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 22nd (Sat), trek along Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Nelson Bay in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, thentake in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, thenget great views at Forest Sky Pier, and finally don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Woolgoolga.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier
The Clog Barn ©
The Clog Barn

few
hours
Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga ©
Woolgoolga is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Wedding Bells State Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Woolgoolga trip itinerary site.

Woolgoolga is just a short distance from Coffs Harbour. In January, daily temperatures in Woolgoolga can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Woolgoolga

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Wedding Bells State Forest ©
Wedding Bells State Forest

1
night
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head outdoors with Angourie Blue Pool.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yamba trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Woolgoolga to Yamba takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Yamba are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Angourie Blue Pool
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Angourie Blue Pool ©
Angourie Blue Pool
My Fave Home Living ©
My Fave Home Living

1
night
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 25th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yamba to Byron Bay in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip app.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Fun & Games Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip planning site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitsunday Island is known for beaches and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hill Inlet, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Whitsunday Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 31st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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