22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Bathurst
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dubbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tamworth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
East Maitland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne


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5
nights
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bathurst: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more), Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, explore the striking landscape of Kanangra-Boyd National Park, and browse for treasures at Coopers Antiques.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bathurst trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Bathurst is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Bathurst. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Bathurst

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Coopers Antiques, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Bring the kids along to Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Old Dubbo Gaol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubbo: 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition (in Yeoval) and Burrendong Arboretum (in Mumbil). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Maquarie River, browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library, don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House, and admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo online itinerary maker .

Drive from Bathurst to Dubbo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition, Burrendong Arboretum
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

3
nights
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tamworth Marsupial Park and Tamworth Regional Playground. Take a break from Tamworth with a short trip to Watsons Creek National Park in Watsons Bay, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Truck Drivers Memorial, steep yourself in history at The Memorial to the Australian Light Horse, take some stellar pictures from Oxley Scenic Lookout, and stroll around Bicentennial Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tamworth trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dubbo to Tamworth in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to East Maitland.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Watsons Creek National Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Tamworth Regional Playground ©
Tamworth Regional Playground
Truck Drivers Memorial ©
Truck Drivers Memorial
Oxley Scenic Lookout ©
Oxley Scenic Lookout

1
night
East Maitland

East Maitland ©
On the 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol, examine the collection at Morpeth Museum, then browse the exhibits of Maitland Regional Art Gallery, then get some fabulous bargains at Mortels Sheepskin Factory, and finally get your game on at Xtreme Indoor Go Karts Thornton.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read East Maitland trip planner .

You can drive from Tamworth to East Maitland in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in East Maitland when traveling from Tamworth in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in East Maitland

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thornton, Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:
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Maitland Regional Art Gallery ©
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Morpeth Museum ©
Morpeth Museum

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Bring the kids along to The Big Banana Fun Park and Coffs Harbour Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coffs Harbour: Theblackhole (in Bellingen) and Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach, and trek along Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online visit planner .

You can drive from East Maitland to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Theblackhole
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Park Beach ©
Park Beach

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra), City Botanic Gardens (in Brisbane) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Dreamworld, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast itinerary tool .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

City Botanic Gardens, Australia Zoo, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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