15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Goulburn
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Albury
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tamworth
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Bateau Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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1
day
Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Garroorigang Historic Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goulburn trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Goulburn is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Goulburn dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Goulburn

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Saviour's Cathedral ©
St. Saviour's Cathedral
Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum ©

2
nights
Albury

Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre, then do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Beechworth Public Cemetery, then learn about winemaking at Campbells Wines, and then examine the collection at Holbrook Submarine Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Albury day trip planner .

Drive from Goulburn to Albury in 4 hours. Traveling from Goulburn in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albury, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Albury

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rutherglen, Holbrook Submarine Museum, Pfeiffer Wines, Beechworth Public Cemetery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Campbells Wines ©
Campbells Wines

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 7th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Western Plains Cultural Centre, then admire the striking features of Dundullimal Homestead, then contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dubbo road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Albury to Dubbo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Dubbo

Historic Sites Parks
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Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

1
night
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Tamworth Regional Playground, see the interesting displays at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamworth Marsupial Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Memorial to the Australian Light Horse.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tamworth trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Tamworth takes 4 hours. In April in Tamworth, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Tamworth Regional Playground ©
Tamworth Regional Playground
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum ©
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

2
nights
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 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then look for all kinds of wild species at Daisy Hill Conservation Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tamworth to Brisbane. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Tamworth in April, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Daisy Hill Conservation Park
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Daisy Hill Conservation Park ©
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kurrawa Beach and Currumbin Beach. Visit Kirra Beach and Wategos Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Cape Byron Walking Track (in Byron Bay), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Gold Coast journey planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at National Cartoon Gallery. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In April in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Two Tails Wines
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Fly Point, then enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shoal Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Shoal Bay in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Shoal Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bateau Bay.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nelson Bay
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Fly Point ©
Fly Point

2
nights
Bateau Bay

Bateau Bay ©
Bateau Bay is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Palm Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then stroll through Terrigal Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Entrance Heritage Walk.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bateau Bay travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Shoal Bay to Bateau Bay takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bateau Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bateau Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, The Entrance Heritage Walk, Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Terrigal Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

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