30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  35​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Armidale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
car:  4​h
8
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  5​h
9
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
10
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
11
Whitsunday Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  144​h
End: Brussels

3
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 list of things to see and do now includes The Royal Botanic Garden, Government House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then steep yourself in history at Government House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. Traveling from Brussels in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
The National Pass has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath journey planning app .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Blackheath with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Blackheath when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
You've now added Krinklewood Vineyard to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Krinklewood Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Thomas Wines, savor the flavors at Tintilla Estate, and then learn about winemaking at Thomas Allen Wines.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin road trip app .

Drive from Blackheath to Pokolbin in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pokolbin can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries

Side Trip

Krinklewood Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Thomas Wines ©
Thomas Wines
Krinklewood Vineyard ©
Krinklewood Vineyard
Tintilla Estate ©
Tintilla Estate

1
night
Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. You've added Dorrigo National Park, Point Lookout, Cathedral Rock National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cathedral Rock National Park, cruise along Waterfall Way, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ebor Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Armidale travel route tool .

Explore your travel options from Pokolbin to Armidale with the Route module. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Armidale

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ebor, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo
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Ebor Falls ©
Ebor Falls
Cathedral Rock National Park ©
Cathedral Rock National Park
Point Lookout ©
Point Lookout

1
night
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 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Armidale to Coffs Harbour with the Route module. In October in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Byron Walking Track. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Byron Bay Farmers Market, and finally kick back and relax at Wategos Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

2
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 West End, City Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at GOMA, catch a live performance at Brisbane Powerhouse, then ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and finally take a stroll through West End.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planning app .

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. Traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nomads Fraser Island Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nomads Fraser Island Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy ©
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). 1770 Liquid Adventures has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Paperbark Forest Walk and then see the top attractions with 1770 Liquid Adventures.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seventeen Seventy road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Seventeen Seventy with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Paperbark Forest Walk
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
1770 Liquid Adventures ©
1770 Liquid Adventures

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes GSL Aviation as well as Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seventeen Seventy to Airlie Beach. In October in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Whitsundays Sailing Adventures ©
Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

4
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitsunday Island is known for beaches and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hill Inlet and enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Whitsunday Island day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Whitsunday Island. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Nature
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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