18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Fingal Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bangalow
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Byron Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Bellingen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  12​h
Perth

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Fingal Head

Fingal Head
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Perth to Fingal Head is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Fingal Head. Traveling from Perth in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fingal Head, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Bangalow on the 16th (Mon).

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Bangalow

Bangalow ©
Bangalow is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Byron Shire with a population of 1,902. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Killen Falls, then let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Minyon Falls. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then hunt for treasures at Lismore Car Boot Market, and then see human ingenuity at work at Rocky Creek Dam.

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You can drive from Fingal Head to Bangalow in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bangalow when traveling from Fingal Head in April, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Bangalow

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lismore, Killen Falls, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Minyon Falls ©
Minyon Falls
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Killen Falls ©
Killen Falls

5
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Springbrook (Natural Bridge & Springbrook National Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, look for gifts at Byron Bay Beachside Markets, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Byron Bay is very close to Bangalow. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bellingen.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Springbrook, Burleigh Heads, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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Bellingen

Bellingen ©
Bellingen is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at The Honey Place, then take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk, then hunt for treasures at Bellingen Community Markets, and finally look for gifts at Sweet Bellingen.

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Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Bellingen takes 3.5 hours. In April in Bellingen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Bellingen

#Shopping

Side Trip

Urunga
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The Honey Place ©
The Honey Place
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Bellingen Community Markets ©
Bellingen Community Markets

1
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, then trek along Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall.

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Drive from Bellingen to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. When traveling from Bellingen in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Peterson House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Newcastle, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Peterson House
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Peterson House ©
Peterson House

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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Traveling by car from Newcastle to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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days
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Jervis Bay side-trips: Batemans Bay Mini Golf (in Batemans Bay), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Mogo Zoo (in Mogo). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Booderee National Park.

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You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jervis Bay, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Merimbula.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Batemans Bay Mini Golf, Nan Tien Temple, Mogo Zoo
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf

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