14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. On the 13th (Sun), meet the residents at Australia Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner .

Perth to Noosa is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toGold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

3
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.
You've now added Warner Bros. Movie World to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planning website .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
On the 18th (Fri), stroll through Lennox Head Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach. On your second day here, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Big Prawn, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay road trip site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Byron Bay by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Big Prawn
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then don't miss a visit to The Big Banana, and then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

1
night
Newcastle

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 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, you will find days in Newcastle are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Clovelly, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning site .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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