15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
bus + train + Fly:  29​h
London

4
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

1
day
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 26th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana, and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana ©
The Big Banana
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Mon), stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then stop by Byron Bay Beachside Markets, and finally look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

3
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and stroll through Burleigh Head National Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Noosa.

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

3
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll get in some beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Noosa tour planning tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

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Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Lows Lookout, Mount Ninderry
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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