21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Aarhus
Fly:  36​h
1
Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Nulkaba
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Aarhus

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Sun), let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Esplanade and Tannum Sands Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Awoonga. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wild Cattle Island National Park.

Before you visit Gladstone, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Aarhus, Denmark to Gladstone is an approximately 36-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Aarhus to Gladstone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aarhus in December, things will get much warmer in Gladstone: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tannum Sands, Lake Awoonga
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Lake Awoonga ©
Lake Awoonga
Wild Cattle Island National Park ©
Wild Cattle Island National Park

4
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hervey Bay: Fraser Island (Wanggoolba Creek & Central Station Rainforest). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, enjoy some diversion at Point Dayman Park, and stop by Mind, Body and Soul.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Gladstone to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. December in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fraser Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Yamba (Turners Beach & Pippi Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in December, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Nulkaba.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Scotts Head Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

1
day
Nulkaba

Nulkaba ©
On the 25th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then learn about winemaking at Allandale Winery, and finally do a tasting at Dark Horse Vineyard.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nulkaba online trip builder .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Nulkaba by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nulkaba

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Lovedale
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Allandale Winery ©
Allandale Winery

7
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

Drive from Nulkaba to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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