11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h
1
Brooklyn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Forster
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
South West Rocks
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Lismore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Coffs Harbour
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Brooklyn is a town on the upper north shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. On the 7th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs'), then stroll through Ocean Beach, and then explore the activities along Mount Ettalong Lookout.

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Sydney to Brooklyn is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Brooklyn when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Brooklyn

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Ettalong Lookout, Ocean Beach, Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs')
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Mount Ettalong Lookout ©
Mount Ettalong Lookout

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caves Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Newcastle Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Newcastle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Redhead Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip builder .

Traveling by car from Brooklyn to Newcastle takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caves Beach, Redhead Beach, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery ©
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
On the 10th (Sat), stop by Vitamin Bead, examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, then get great views at Barry Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Box Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Shoal Bay road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Shoal Bay takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vitamin Bead, Barry Park, Port Stephens Shell Museum
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Box Beach ©
Box Beach
Port Stephens Shell Museum ©
Port Stephens Shell Museum
Barry Park ©
Barry Park

1
night
Forster

Forster
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Forster Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Whitewashed Gallery, and then browse the fresh offerings at Nabiac Farmers Market.

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Traveling by car from Shoal Bay to Forster takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Forster can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Forster

#Shopping, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Nabiac Farmers Market, Whitewashed Gallery
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1
night
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Maritime Museum South West Rocks and then steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South West Rocks trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Forster to South West Rocks takes 2.5 hours. March in South West Rocks sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lismore.

Things to do in South West Rocks

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

1
night
Lismore

Lismore ©
Lismore is a city in northeastern New South Wales, Australia and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area; it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the State. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Lismore Regional Gallery, and then hunt for treasures at Lismore Car Boot Market.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lismore online trip planner .

Traveling by car from South West Rocks to Lismore takes 4 hours. In March in Lismore, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Lismore

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
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Lismore Regional Gallery ©
Lismore Regional Gallery
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral ©
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Robina Town Shopping Centre and Raggedy Anne Boutique. Visit Lennox Head Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tugun Beach (in Tugun), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Greenmount Beach (in Coolangatta). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lismore to Byron Bay in an hour. March in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Head National Park, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tugun Beach, Raggedy Anne Boutique
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

few
hours
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour travel app .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach

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