11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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: take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in May: highs in Sydney hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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): step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coffs Harbour holiday maker website .

Getting from Sydney to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature
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Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island ©
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island
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.
On the 8th (Tue), trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay road trip website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
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 Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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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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