27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cowes
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rothbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Coonabarabran
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Noosa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cowes.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, head off the coast to Churchill Island, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, and finally stroll through The Nobbies Centre.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Cowes road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Cowes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and car. In December, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Cowes

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

The Nobbies Centre, Churchill Island, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Churchill Island ©
Churchill Island

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Nyerimilang Heritage Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Entrance Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lakes Entrance tour builder tool .

You can drive from Cowes to Lakes Entrance in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lakes Entrance can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

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Nyerimilang Heritage Park ©
Nyerimilang Heritage Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fleet Air Arm Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay road trip planner .

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Jervis Bay in 7 hours. Traveling from Lakes Entrance in December, Jervis Bay is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nowra
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Shoalhaven Zoo ©
Shoalhaven Zoo
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Aquatique ©
Aquatique

5
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: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jervis Bay in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rothbury.

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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Rothbury

Rothbury ©
Rothbury is a small town located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hunter Valley Zoo, examine the collection at Fighter World, and then stroll through Speers Point Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rothbury online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Rothbury takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Rothbury

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nulkaba, Wine Tours & Tastings, Mount View Estate Winery, Fighter World, Speers Point Park
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Hunter Valley Zoo ©
Hunter Valley Zoo
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines

2
nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Warrumbungle National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Siding Spring Observatory, examine the collection at Crystal Kingdom, and then Head underground at Sandstone Caves.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coonabarabran trip builder site .

You can drive from Rothbury to Coonabarabran in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Coonabarabran can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

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Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Crystal Kingdom ©
Crystal Kingdom

1
night
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 7th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour road trip app .

Getting from Coonabarabran to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coonabarabran in January: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

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#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online trip planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

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#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel website .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Byron Bay in January, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

1
night
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Noosa attractions app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and explore and take pictures at Maheno Wreck.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

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