19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Canberra
— 1 day
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Batemans Bay
— 1 night
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Gerroa
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Wollongong
— 2 nights
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Cronulla
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 1 night
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Manly
— 1 night
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Terrigal
— 1 day
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Charlestown
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Newcastle
— 2 nights
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Pokolbin
— 1 night
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Nelson Bay
— 5 nights
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Canberra — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get curious at Questacon, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary website.

Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Canberra, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Batemans Bay.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Adventure
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Batemans Bay — 1 night

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 4th (Tue): tee off at Club Catalina Golf & Country Club and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birdland Animal Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Batemans Bay attractions planner.

Drive from Canberra to Batemans Bay in 2 hours. Traveling from Canberra in January, you will find days in Batemans Bay are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gerroa.
Zoos & Aquariums · Golf · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Gerroa

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gerroa trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Gerroa takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will leave for Wollongong on the 4th (Tue).
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Wollongong — 2 nights

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Wollongong Botanic Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Symbio Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wollongong trip planning website.

Drive from Gerroa to Wollongong in an hour. In January in Wollongong, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cronulla.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
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Cronulla — 1 night

Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cronulla tour planner.

You can drive from Wollongong to Cronulla in an hour. In January in Cronulla, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Sydney.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Sydney — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then wander the streets of The Rocks, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site.

Getting from Cronulla to Sydney by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manly.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Manly — 1 night

Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 8th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, then meet some fierce fish with Dive Centre Manly, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Manly tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Manly takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In January in Manly, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Blue Mountains National Park — 4 nights

Explore Blue Mountains National Park's surroundings by going to Bilpin (The Bilpin Fruit Bowl & Bilpin Cider Company).

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manly to Blue Mountains National Park. In January, daytime highs in Blue Mountains National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Terrigal.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Terrigal — 1 day

Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located 12km east of Gosford on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, stroll around The Skillion, then learn about winemaking at Firescreek Fruit Wines, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ettalong Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Terrigal trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Terrigal. In January, daytime highs in Terrigal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlestown.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Charlestown

Charlestown is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, and the largest town within the City. To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charlestown road trip planner.

Getting from Terrigal to Charlestown by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Charlestown can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will leave for Newcastle on the 13th (Thu).
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Newcastle — 2 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 14th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on CoastXP, get engrossed in the history at Fort Scratchley, and then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

Plan trip to Newcastle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Newcastle is very close to Charlestown. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pokolbin.
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:

Pokolbin — 1 night

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, learn about winemaking at Peterson House, then do a tasting at Harkham Wines, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Pokolbin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nelson Bay.
Wineries · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Nelson Bay — 5 nights

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Nelson Bay is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Swim Australia, get to know the resident critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park, visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, and kick back and relax at Zenith Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay online itinerary maker.

Drive from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.5
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Lake Macquarie travel guide

4.4
Parks · Beaches · Movie Theaters