11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Byron Bay
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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 2nd (Sat), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Byron Bay is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Byron Bay due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Singapore in February since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast vacation website .

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall, and finally hike along Coastal walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip builder app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in February: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
nights
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 7th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Watt Street Wharf, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Nobbys Beach, then explore the activities along Glenrock Lagoon, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle day trip app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Watt Street Wharf ©
Watt Street Wharf

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Clovelly.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker app .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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