10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
End: Gold Coast

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then take a stroll through The Rocks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Tours
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

1
day
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Newcastle Museum, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, then stroll through Nobbys Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier nights in Newcastle, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. August in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. Popular historic sites such as Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Nepalese Pagoda are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, have fun at South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane.

Discover how to plan a Brisbane trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like New Govardhana Australia and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and Saint Augustine's Catholic Church. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach and identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, New Govardhana Australia
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David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
New Govardhana Australia ©
New Govardhana Australia

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