21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gundagai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Greenwell Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Seal Rocks
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne


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1
night
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden and then grab your bike and head to Wagirra Trail. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Pfeiffer Wines, then learn about winemaking at Valhalla Wines, and then do a tasting at All Saints Estate & Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albury holiday planner.

Melbourne to Albury is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. September in Albury sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gundagai.

Things to do in Albury

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trip

Wahgunyah
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Valhalla Wines ©
Valhalla Wines
Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden

1
night
Gundagai

Gundagai ©
Gundagai is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Dog On The Tucker Box, snap pictures at The Prince Alfred Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Gundagai Museum, then make a trip to Old Gundagai Gaol, and finally appreciate the history behind Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gundagai road trip app .

You can drive from Albury to Gundagai in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Greenwell Point.

Things to do in Gundagai

Museums Historic Sites
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Gundagai Museum ©
Gundagai Museum
Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture ©
Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture
The Prince Alfred Bridge ©
The Prince Alfred Bridge

2
nights
Greenwell Point

Greenwell Point ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seven Mile Beach National Park. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach and then kick back and relax at Nelson Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Greenwell Point travel app .

Traveling by car from Gundagai to Greenwell Point takes 4 hours. Traveling from Gundagai in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Greenwell Point. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Greenwell Point

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Seven Mile Beach National Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Nelson Beach ©
Nelson Beach

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Step out of the city life by going to Terrigal Beach and Convict Trail. Kids will enjoy Munmorah State Conservation Area and Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park. Take a break from Pokolbin with a short trip to Mount Sugarloaf in Wallsend, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens and learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines.

Discover how to plan a Pokolbin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Greenwell Point to Pokolbin in 4.5 hours. September in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Convict Trail, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Ernest Hill Wines, Terrigal Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines

3
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Tomaree Head and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Newcastle (Newcastle Memorial Walk, Blackbutt Reserve, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay trip planning site .

Getting from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Seal Rocks.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Newcastle, Tomaree Head
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

1
night
Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Cellito Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbar Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Seal Rocks Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seal Rocks online trip maker .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Seal Rocks in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Seal Rocks are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Seal Rocks

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Smiths Lake
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Seal Rocks Lighthouse ©
Seal Rocks Lighthouse

2
nights
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), trek along Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then hike along Googik heritage Trail, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Seal Rocks to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. While traveling from Seal Rocks, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, don't miss a visit to Cunningham’s Big Bunch, then make a trip to The Big Banana, and finally kick back and relax at Diggers beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coffs Harbour Beach, then meet the residents at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, then get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour journey planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in September: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Kids will enjoy Dreamworld and Coolangatta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine), Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin) and Raggedy Anne Boutique (in Kingscliff). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay 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. In September, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Raggedy Anne Boutique
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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