19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Maroochydore
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
5
Newcastle
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. In December, Sydney is much hotter than Denver - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours
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Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elizabeth Beach and Fingal Bay Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Zenith Beach and Caves Beach. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Pokolbin (Petersons Wines Broke Road & Hanging Tree Wines). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Redhead Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Newcastle Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newcastle trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Newcastle sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Redhead Beach, Fingal Bay Beach, Zenith Beach, Caves Beach
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

2
nights
Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright and then stroll through Marcoola Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to HMAS Brisbane and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maroochydore trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Newcastle to Maroochydore. Traveling from Newcastle in December, Maroochydore is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Marcoola Beach
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Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Noosa tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Maroochydore to Noosa by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Noosa Botanic Gardens
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Noosa Botanic Gardens ©
Noosa Botanic Gardens
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

8
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at One Mile Beach and Catherine Hill Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Myall Lakes National Park and Jet Buzz Watersports. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Port Stephens Shell Museum (in Corlette), Pokolbin (Moorebank Private Vineyard Estate, Mount Pleasant Wines, & more) and Tomaree National Park (in Fingal Bay). Enjoy Newcastle some more: look for all kinds of wild species at Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay, explore the activities along Lake Macquarie, learn about winemaking at Mount View Estate Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Newcastle takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Mount View, Tomaree National Park, One Mile Beach, Tilligerry Habitat Tanilba Bay
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Myall Lakes National Park ©
Myall Lakes National Park
Briar Ridge Vineyard ©
Briar Ridge Vineyard
Tomaree National Park ©
Tomaree National Park

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