22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + foot + train:  151​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Seattle


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8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Watersports Guru and Burleigh Head National Park. You'll get in some beach time at Greenmount Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Byron Bay (Spas, Belongil Beach, & more) and Lamington National Park (in Binna Burra). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surfcity Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, and explore the world behind art at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary site .

Seattle, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Gold Coast, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 79°F and lows at 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach, Watersports Guru, Lamington National Park
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 14th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour tour planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. November in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Zenith Beach and then stroll through Box Beach. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach Reserve, and then view the masterpieces at Port Stephens Community Art Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Nelson Bay day trip app .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Nelson Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in November, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shoal Bay
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Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach
Box Beach ©
Box Beach
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The National Pass and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Sublime Point Lookout (in Leura). The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, get interesting insight from Tours, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder app .

Drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Sublime Point Lookout
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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