20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 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
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Tweed Heads
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Tenterfield
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
The Entrance
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
12
Royal National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
Jenolan Caves
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Elizabeth Bay House will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, take a stroll through Pitt Street Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday app .

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 17 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle online trip planner .

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

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 more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the South West Rocks travel route builder .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to South West Rocks in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect nights in South West Rocks to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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 see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bellingen travel planner .

Getting from South West Rocks to Bellingen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Bellingen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Coffs Harbour on the 6th (Sat).

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.
To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Coffs Harbour is just a stone's throw from Bellingen. In July, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tweed Heads.

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

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hours
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tweed Heads online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads. In July in Tweed Heads, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Brisbane on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Tropical Fruit World. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Fingal Head to see Fingal Head Lighthouse about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Tweed Heads to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tropical Fruit World, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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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.
To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Byron Bay. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Tenterfield.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tenterfield road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Byron Bay to Tenterfield. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to The Entrance.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Wildlife Parks
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Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve ©
Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve

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The Entrance

The Entrance ©
To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our The Entrance online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Tenterfield to The Entrance with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in The Entrance can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Royal National Park.

Things to do in The Entrance

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norah Head Lighthouse
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Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse

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hours
Royal National Park

Royal National Park ©
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Royal National Park road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from The Entrance to Royal National Park. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Royal National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Karloo Pools ©
Karloo Pools

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney vacation tool .

Drive from Royal National Park to Sydney in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Royal National Park in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Old Ford Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Taralga Wildlife Park and then Head underground at Wombeyan Caves.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jenolan Caves travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Jenolan Caves takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Jenolan Caves when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 2°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Ford Reserve, Wombeyan Caves, Taralga Wildlife Park
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Taralga Wildlife Park ©
Taralga Wildlife Park
Old Ford Reserve ©
Old Ford Reserve

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