16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Geelong
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Geelong


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1
night
Albury

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. On the 29th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Hume and then admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Albury road trip planning website .

Geelong to Albury is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Albury sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

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.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a show at Sydney Opera House, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

Plan my trip to Sydney with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Albury to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in June, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then hike along The Giant Stairway, and then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba attractions planner .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Govetts Leap
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, then hike along Coastal walk, and then examine the collection at Roto House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Dorrigo National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

3
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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay online trip planner .

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. You'll set off for Parkes on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

1
night
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Sir Henry Parkes Statue, then examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, and then look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope.

Plan my day in Parkes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Brisbane to Parkes in 11 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Sir Henry Parkes Statue ©
Sir Henry Parkes Statue
The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre

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