23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
3
Blacktown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Wisemans Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
9
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Ellenborough Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hastings River, and finally do a tasting at Long Point Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Gold Coast in October, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

North Brother Mountain, Ellenborough Falls
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Ellenborough Falls ©
Ellenborough Falls
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
Spas

2
nights
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sydney Motorsport Park. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Sydney Motorsport Park, explore and take pictures at Lincoln's Rock, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ebenezer Church, and then do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider.

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You can take a train from Sydney to Blacktown in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for little chillier nights in Blacktown, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Blacktown

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bilpin, The Australiana Pioneer Village, Ebenezer Church, Yarramundi Reseve
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls and then take some stellar pictures from Lincoln's Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip app .

Traveling by car from Blacktown to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Katoomba sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Megalong Creek Estate, Gordon Falls Lookout, Lincoln's Rock, Birdwood Gully Park
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Birdwood Gully Park ©
Birdwood Gully Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
On the 22nd (Tue), get great views at Govetts Leap and then look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Gardens and then play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blackheath trip itinerary maker app .

Blackheath is just a stone's throw from Katoomba. October in Blackheath sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cathedral of Ferns Walk, Mayfield Garden, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

2
nights
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 25th (Fri), explore the activities along Moona Moona Creek, stroll through Murrays Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abrahams Bosom Reserve, steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse, and then stroll through White Sands Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay trip planner .

Drive from Blackheath to Jervis Bay in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jervis Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Currarong
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Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek
Abrahams Bosom Reserve ©
Abrahams Bosom Reserve
Murrays Beach ©
Murrays Beach

2
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Crommelin Native Arboretum, and then do a tasting at Tizzana Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Wisemans Ferry online trip maker .

Getting from Jervis Bay to Wisemans Ferry by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs'), Tizzana Winery, The Crommelin Native Arboretum, Palm Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
The Crommelin Native Arboretum ©
The Crommelin Native Arboretum
Tizzana Winery ©
Tizzana Winery

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Darling Harbour and Elizabeth Bay House. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Wollongong (Flagstaff Point Lighthouse & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Wisemans Ferry to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wisemans Ferry in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Manly, Bronte Beach, Cronulla Beach Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island vacation app .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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