23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London


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4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Botanic Gardens, South Melbourne Market, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planner.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Westfield Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Madame Tussauds Sydney, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin Swim Australia as well as Fingal Bay Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Fingal Bay Beach and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Swim Australia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nelson Bay attractions app .

You can drive from Sydney to Nelson Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toPort Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fingal Bay Beach
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Dolphin Swim Australia ©
Dolphin Swim Australia
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nelson Bay in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toCoffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

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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.
You've now added Coffs Central Shopping Centre to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scotts Head Beach and Diggers Beach. Take a break from Coffs Harbour with a short trip to Frank Partridge VC Military Museum in Bowraville, about 48 minutes away.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stoked Surf School. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, and stroll through Belongil Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay journey builder website .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stoked Surf School ©
Stoked Surf School

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo as well as Mirimar Cruises. The adventure continues: stroll through Moffat Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Moffat Beach
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Mirimar Cruises ©
Mirimar Cruises
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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