22 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Byron Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Gianyar Regency
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: Ubud, Gianyar Regency

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Dee Why Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Ubud, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ubud in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Bilgola Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

7
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 Wategos Beach and Broken Head Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Pippi Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah), Darlington Park (in Darlington) and Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Bundjalung National Park. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Arakwal National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and stroll through Tallow Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bundjalung National Park, Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, Tropical Fruit World, Broken Head Beach, Darlington Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 25:
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning site .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Kondalilla National Park
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 2:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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