21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
train:  4​h 30​min
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
— 14 nights
End: Newcastle

Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets and then contemplate the waterfront views at Burrill Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along White Sands Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bendalong Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay trip itinerary maker.

Newcastle to Jervis Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Burrill Lake, Bendalong Beach
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White Sands Walk ©
White Sands Walk
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Burrill Lake ©
Burrill Lake

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 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, tee off at Port Macquarie Golf Cub, and then do a tasting at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Head.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Port Macquarie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Jervis Bay in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trip

Crescent Head Lookout
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Crescent Head Lookout ©
Crescent Head Lookout
Port Macquarie Golf Club ©
Port Macquarie Golf Club

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get lost in a book at The Byron Bay Book Exchange (Byron Book Exchange) - Second Hand Book Shop, head outdoors with Watersports Guru, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach and then get outside with Hastings Point Headland.

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Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hastings Point Headland, Watersports Guru
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Dolphin & Whale Watching


Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Take a break from the city and head to Elizabeth Beach and Cellito Beach. Relax by the water at Bennetts Beach and Jimmy's Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Hawks Nest), Nelson Bay (Scuba & Snorkeling & Fly Point) and Point Stephens Lighthouse (in Fingal Bay). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Watagans National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Stockton Sand Dunes, enjoy the sand and surf at One Mile Beach, see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, and stroll through Newcastle Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip generator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Newcastle in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Newcastle sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Hawks Nest, Tobruk Sydney
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach