16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
4
Noosa
— 3 nights
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Shelly Beach and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Pat Morton Lookout, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then head outdoors with Hastings Point Headland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Hastings Point Headland, Lighthouse Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach.

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Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, then kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, and then take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa online trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
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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 10th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then stroll through Shorncliffe Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane holiday planner .

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End

2
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 13th (Wed), kick back and relax at Eli Creek. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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