20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yamba
— 3 nights
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
4
Jindabyne
— 2 nights
5
Canberra
— 4 nights

3
nights
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Get out of town with these interesting Yamba side-trips: Nimbin Rocks (in Nimbin), Lismore (Rocky Creek Dam & Lismore Regional Gallery) and Iluka (Iluka Rainforest Walking Track & Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pippi Beach, get engrossed in the history at Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated, get outside with Angourie Blue Pool, and examine the collection at New Italy.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yamba trip builder website.

Brisbane to Yamba is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Brisbane in December, Yamba is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Yamba

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Angourie, Evans Head, Lismore, Iluka, New Italy
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Rocky Creek Dam ©
Rocky Creek Dam
Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor ©
Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then trek along Coastal walk. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, thenidentify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie day trip planner.

Drive from Yamba to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Yamba in December, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and stop by The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip tool.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, take in the awesome beauty at Kosciuszko National Park, and then stroll through Thredbo Alpine Village. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Kosciuszko Brewery, browse the different shops at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jindabyne, and finally hit the slopes at Perisher Blue Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jindabyne trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Jindabyne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney in January, Jindabyne is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Thredbo Village, Perisher Blue Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre ©
Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre

4
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, admire the striking features of National Museum of Australia, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra day trip website.

You can drive from Jindabyne to Canberra in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Jindabyne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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