24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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24 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gosford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 1 night
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Hamilton Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 10th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Katoomba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Katoomba are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
night
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a city located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Gosford Classic Car Museum, then view the masterpieces at Gosford Regional Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Entrance Heritage Walk. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australian Reptile Park, then stop by Ettalong Markets, and then enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gosford day trip site .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Gosford takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gosford are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gosford

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Ettalong Markets
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Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Ettalong Markets ©
Ettalong Markets

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get some cultural insight at Leogate Estate Wines and Maitland Gaol. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Pokolbin (Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard & Peterson House) and Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve (in Nelson Bay). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nobbys Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gosford to Newcastle takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, Maitland Gaol
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in April, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©

1
night
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Byron Bay trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in April, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To plan Gold Coast vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and GOMA. Wolston Farmhouse and Victoria Bridge Abutment will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday maker site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Wolston Farmhouse, Dicky Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

7
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You've now added Hamilton Island Marina to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Catseye Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild life Hamilton Island. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island

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