19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Maryborough
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

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Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hunter Valley Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Hanging Tree Wines and then learn about winemaking at Petersons Wines Broke Road.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Pokolbin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Mount View
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Hanging Tree Wines ©
Hanging Tree Wines
Iron Gate Estate ©
Iron Gate Estate
Mount Pleasant Wines ©
Mount Pleasant Wines

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 16th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and then do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip planner.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Coffs Harbour in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

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Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weyba, then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and finally take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Buderim Forest Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and finally enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Maryborough.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Cartwright, Buderim Forest Park, Caloundra Lighthouses
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Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

1
night
Maryborough

Maryborough
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maryborough trip planning site.

You can drive from Noosa to Maryborough in 2 hours. April in Maryborough sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for Fraser Island on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Maryborough

Parks Nature Museums
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2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Champagne Pools and then explore the activities along Indian Head.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island attractions planner.

Getting from Maryborough to Fraser Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
Noosa

Noosa
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get some jogging in at Kedron Brook Bikeway, contemplate the long history of Newstead House, explore the activities along Greenwood Lakes, and examine the collection at Opal Museum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Daisy Hill Conservation Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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