15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vail
Drive + Fly:  27​h
1
Newcastle
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Muswellbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Tenterfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Toowoomba
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  22​h 45​min
End: Vail

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 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, then take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newcastle route builder site .

Vail, USA to Newcastle is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vail to Newcastle. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Muswellbrook.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head

1
night
Muswellbrook

Muswellbrook ©
Muswellbrook is a town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, about 243km north of Sydney and 127km north-west of Newcastle.Geologically, Muswellbrook is situated in the northern parts of the Sydney basin, bordering the New England region.The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding, but has also developed a reputation for gourmet food and wine production. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Royal National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Muswellbrook tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Muswellbrook in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Muswellbrook

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Mount Royal National Park ©
Mount Royal National Park

1
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Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 24th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Tamworth Marsupial Park, then get great views at Oxley Scenic Lookout, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tamworth Mountain Bike Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Memorial to the Australian Light Horse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tamworth journey planning website .

You can drive from Muswellbrook to Tamworth in 2 hours. June in Tamworth sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Oxley Scenic Lookout ©
Oxley Scenic Lookout
Tamworth Mountain Bike Park ©
Tamworth Mountain Bike Park

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hike along Coastal walk, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

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Getting from Tamworth to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tamworth in June, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be a bit warmer, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip builder tool .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Tenterfield Saddler, then identify plant and animal life at Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Tenterfield Railway Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of World War 2 Tank Traps.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tenterfield trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Tenterfield takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve ©
Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve
Tenterfield Saddler ©
Tenterfield Saddler
Tenterfield Railway Museum ©
Tenterfield Railway Museum

2
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is a town and locality in southeast Queensland, Australia, lying 130km south-west of Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Granite Belt, then take in the dramatic scenery at Queen Mary Falls, and then take some stellar pictures from Dagg Falls Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre, explore and take pictures at Suttons Juice Factory, then examine the collection at Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lawdogs Australia.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Warwick trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Tenterfield to Warwick in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Stanthorpe, Killarney, Suttons Juice Factory
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Queen Mary Falls ©
Queen Mary Falls
Lawdogs Australia ©
Lawdogs Australia
Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre ©

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden, examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum, and then walk around Queens Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Toowoomba online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Warwick to Toowoomba in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Toowoomba are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Museums
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Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD
Cobb+Co Museum ©
Cobb+Co Museum
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Toowoomba to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Toowoomba in June since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites Museums
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Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

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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 3rd (Wed): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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