15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Byron Bay
— Few hours
car:  2​h
3
Maclean
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sawtell
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
The Entrance
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Queenstown

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast. Get in touch with nature at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Warner Bros. Movie World and Tropical Fruit World.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online vacation planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is minus 2 hours. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tropical Fruit World
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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hours
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 Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective as well as Belongil Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Maclean.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

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Maclean

Maclean ©
Maclean is a town in Clarence Valley local government area in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pippi Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Maclean road trip website .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Maclean in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Maclean can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Corindi.

Things to do in Maclean

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Yamba
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Main Beach Yamba ©
Main Beach Yamba

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Sawtell

Sawtell ©
Sawtell is a coastal village near Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, Australia.HistoryIn 1863, a cutter carrying a load of cedar logs ran aground on what would become Sawtell Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sawtell side-trips: Dorrigo (Dorrigo National Park & Dangar Falls). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sawtell trip website .

You can drive from Maclean to Sawtell in 2 hours. While traveling from Maclean, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sawtell, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Nelson Bay on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Sawtell

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Dorrigo, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Dangar Falls ©
Dangar Falls
Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sawtell to Nelson Bay takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to The Entrance.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Historic Sites
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Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

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The Entrance

The Entrance
For ratings and more tourist information, read The Entrance route builder website .

Drive from Newcastle to The Entrance in 1.5 hours. In January in The Entrance, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in The Entrance

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour builder tool .

Getting from The Entrance to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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