14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Mullumbimby
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  32​h
End: Brisbane

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel planning website .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Nightlife Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
You've now added Port Cruise Adventures to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Port Cruise Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie journey tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Port Cruise Adventures ©
Port Cruise Adventures
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Go Sea Kayak at Byron Bay as well as The Farm Byron Bay. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, experience rural life at Tropical Fruit World, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with Go Sea Kayak at Byron Bay and then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay day trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mullumbimby.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tropical Fruit World
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

3
nights
Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby ©
Mullumbimby is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia in Byron Shire. Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mullumbimby side-trips: Nimbin Rocks (in Nimbin) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mullumbimby trip itinerary builder .

Mullumbimby is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In December, daytime highs in Mullumbimby are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toBrisbane.

Things to do in Mullumbimby

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Nimbin Rocks
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Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Nimbin Rocks ©
Nimbin Rocks
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©

2
nights
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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. John's Anglican Cathedral ©
St. John's Anglican Cathedral
Cathedral Square ©
Cathedral Square

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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