18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Adelaide
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Swan Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Adelaide

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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 15th (Sun): stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay travel route builder tool .

Adelaide to Byron Bay is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Lennox Head Beach
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Belongil Beach

3
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Port Macquarie is known for wildlife, trails, historic sites, outdoors, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Coastal walk, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, and do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie day trip tool .

Drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

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Crystalline Pottery
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, then stroll through Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dubbo planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Dubbo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Dubbo hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Dubbo

#Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wagga Wagga trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Dubbo to Wagga Wagga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Swan Hill.
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National Art Glass Gallery ©
National Art Glass Gallery

3
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Swan Hill

Swan Hill ©
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. Change things up with a short trip to Reedy Lake Reserve in Kerang (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, look and learn at Lake Boga Observatory, take an in-depth tour of Flying Boat Museum, and play a few rounds at Murray Downs Golf Course.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Swan Hill trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wagga Wagga to Swan Hill in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swan Hill

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Golf

Side Trips

Lake Boga, Reedy Lake Reserve
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Lake Boga Observatory ©
Lake Boga Observatory
Andrew Peace Wines ©
Andrew Peace Wines
Pioneer Settlement ©
Pioneer Settlement

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