18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  15​min
1
Bondi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Bundaberg
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
8
Geelong
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Princetown
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
On the 25th (Mon), meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, stroll through Nielsen Park, and then kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Sydney Charter Boat Hire, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murray Rose Pool.

Make your Bondi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney to Bondi is an approximately half hour car ride. In February, daytime highs in Bondi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Bondi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Murray Rose Pool, Shelly Beach, Nielsen Park, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Charter Boat Hire
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
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Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

1
night
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 27th (Wed), hike along Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie tour itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bondi to Port Macquarie. Traveling from Bondi in February, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

1
night
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 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island ©
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island

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.
On the 1st (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip planner .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in February, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

1
day
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Bundaberg Port Marina, sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bundaberg Zoo.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg trip planning tool .

Getting from Byron Bay to Bundaberg by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. March in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Bundaberg

#Parks, #Breweries, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bundaberg Port Marina ©
Bundaberg Port Marina
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Questacon, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra tour builder app .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Canberra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, Canberra is a bit cooler than Bundaberg - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of The Cedars, then stop by Leathersmith and Bush Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Rymill Park, then learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide attractions tool .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Canberra in March, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Geelong.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Hahndorf
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
The Cedars ©
The Cedars

1
day
Geelong

Geelong
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 8th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geelong road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Adelaide to Geelong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Geelong, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Princetown.

Things to do in Geelong

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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night
Princetown

Princetown ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Grotto, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and finally explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

Make your Princetown itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Geelong to Princetown in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Princetown

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground, and then explore the activities along Bay of Islands.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool holiday tool .

Getting from Princetown to Warrnambool by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground
Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Warrnambool to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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