16 days in Sydney & Byron Bay Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Byron Bay Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cairns


12
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.
The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Clovelly. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Wentworth Falls, & more), Leura Mall (in Leura) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney journey planning site .

If you are flying in from Japan, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura Mall, Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 9:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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