18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vail
Fly:  20​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
South West Rocks
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bellingen
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
The Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sydney
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Royal National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  44​h
End: Vail

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk as well as Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and Elizabeth Bay House for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour and get a taste of the local shopping with Pitt Street Mall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

Vail, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vail to Sydney. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Newcastle.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blackbutt Reserve as well as Bathers Way Coastal Walk. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Newcastle online trip maker .

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

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Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys 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 26th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie sightseeing planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to South West Rocks.

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Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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hours
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read South West Rocks trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in South West Rocks, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bellingen.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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hours
Bellingen

Bellingen
Bellingen is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bellingen trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from South West Rocks to Bellingen in 1.5 hours. June in Bellingen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Bellingen

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Dorrigo National Park has been added to your itinerary.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour road trip planning app .

Coffs Harbour is very close to Bellingen. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dorrigo National Park
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, New Farm River Walk, Wheel of Brisbane, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then go for a walk through New Farm River Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Yatala Drive-In Theatre
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pat Morton Lookout, Minyon Falls and Cape Byron Walking Track. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Byron Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to The Entrance.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Minyon Falls, Pat Morton Lookout
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Minyon Falls ©
Minyon Falls

1
night
The Entrance

The Entrance ©
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the The Entrance trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Byron Bay to The Entrance. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Byron Bay in July: highs in The Entrance hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 43°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in The Entrance

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norah Head Lighthouse
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Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse

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hours
Sydney

Sydney
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by car from The Entrance to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Royal National Park.

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Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Royal National Park

Royal National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wedding Cake Rock, Karloo Pools and Figure 8 Pools.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Royal National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Royal National Park takes an hour. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Royal National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Royal National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Karloo Pools ©
Karloo Pools
Wedding Cake Rock ©
Wedding Cake Rock

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