19 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Region Itinerary

19 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Lamington National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dusseldorf

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Step out of Byron Bay with an excursion to Lighthouse Beach in Ballina--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, stop by Truly Tea, stroll through Broken Head Beach, and kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

2
nights
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
The Lamington National Park is a national park, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. On the 10th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach and then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lamington National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Lamington National Park takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lamington National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Warner Bros. Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Lamington National Park to Brisbane takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

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Captain Cook Highway
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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