27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Mudgee
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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 Hyde Park and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): engage your brain at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at High Court of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, and finally appreciate the history behind Australian Service Nurses Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 27th (Wed), appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel planner.

Getting from Canberra to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Adelaide

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through The Redwoods and then admire the sheer force of Triplet Falls. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Grotto, then explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, and then get outside with The Arch.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Port Campbell takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Bay of Martyrs
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Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
The Grotto ©
The Grotto

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder tool .

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda Pier, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Logan Wines, do a tasting at Burnbrae Wines, then learn about winemaking at Farmer's Daughter Wines, then do a tasting at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, and finally do a tasting at Thistle Hill Organic Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mudgee online trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Mudgee in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Logan Wines
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Burnbrae Wines ©
Burnbrae Wines
Distillery Tours
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines

3
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.
On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then stroll through Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mudgee to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Mudgee in March, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

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

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nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dorrigo National Park and then admire the sheer force of Ebor Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour road trip tool .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Ebor Falls
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Ebor Falls ©
Ebor Falls
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Ainsworth
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), appreciate the history behind A2submarine Replica and then appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bee Gees Way, A2submarine Replica
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

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