20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Maitland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  29​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane route site .

Manchester, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Brisbane is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Brisbane to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Underground Surf, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Noosa trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

1
night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 25th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rainbow Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow, and finally explore the activities along Searys Creek.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rainbow Beach day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Rainbow Beach takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest. We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

To plan Fraser Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island in 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maitland.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
day
Maitland

Maitland ©
Maitland is a city in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia and the seat of Maitland City Council, situated on the Hunter River approximately 166km by road north of Sydney and 35km north-west of Newcastle. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Hungerford Hill Wines, then do a tasting at Wyndham Estate, and finally make a trip to Big Kookaburra.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Maitland itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Maitland with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Maitland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Maitland

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Hungerford Hill Wines, Wyndham Estate, Big Kookaburra, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Big Kookaburra ©
Big Kookaburra

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Fly Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay route site .

Traveling by car from Maitland to Nelson Bay takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Winda Woppa Reserve, Tomaree Head
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fly Point ©
Fly Point

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then identify plant and animal life at Boambee Creek Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. On the next day, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Diggers Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, then stroll through Park Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boambee Creek Reserve
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Park Beach ©
Park Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tallow Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Watersports Guru, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Watersports Guru, Broken Head Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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