23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Warners Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Wintjiri Arts + Museum
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

4
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Opal Reef. Spend the 7th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in September, with highs in Brisbane at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, then explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally hike along Cape Byron Walking Track. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, head outdoors with Hastings Point Headland, and then view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Hastings Point Headland
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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2
nights
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 13th (Thu): meet the residents at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then savor the flavors at Artisti Coffee Roasters, and then don't miss a visit to The Big Banana.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Warners Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

4
nights
Warners Bay

Warners Bay ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomaree National Park and Great Lakes Paddocks. Explore Warners Bay's surroundings by going to Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay (in Tanilba Bay), Mount View (Tallavera Grove & Petersons Wines) and Mortels Sheepskin Factory (in Thornton).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Warners Bay day trip site .

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Warners Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coffs Harbour in September since evenings lows in Warners Bay dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warners Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Mount View, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, Tomaree National Park, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, Lost in the 50's Car Museum
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Petersons Wines ©
Petersons Wines
Tallavera Grove ©
Tallavera Grove
Lost in the 50's Car Museum ©
Lost in the 50's Car Museum

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