33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  45​min
1
Parramatta
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Homebush
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Sydney Olympic Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Wollongong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Palm Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + train + bus:  9​h 15​min
13
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Forster
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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3
nights
Parramatta

Parramatta ©
Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parramatta Park, Parramatta Visitor Information Centre and Holroyd Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Government House and St Johns Anglican Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Parramatta trip planner .

Sydney to Parramatta is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January, daytime highs in Parramatta are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Homebush.

Things to do in Parramatta

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holroyd Gardens
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Parramatta Park ©
Parramatta Park
Holroyd Gardens ©
Holroyd Gardens

1
night
Homebush

Homebush
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blaxland Riverside Park. On the 7th (Mon), let the kids burn off some steam at Kissing Point Park, then stroll through Blaxland Riverside Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Qudos Bank Arena.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Homebush online tour planner .

Homebush is just a short distance from Parramatta. In January, daily temperatures in Homebush can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney Olympic Park.

Things to do in Homebush

Fun & Games Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Kissing Point Park, Qudos Bank Arena
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Qudos Bank Arena
Qudos Bank Arena
Blaxland Riverside Park ©
Blaxland Riverside Park
Kissing Point Park ©
Kissing Point Park

2
nights
Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Auburn Botanic Gardens, stop by Sweetness the Pattiserie, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Bicentennial Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Helisim Australia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then see the interesting displays at Australian Aviation Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney Olympic Park trip planner .

Sydney Olympic Park is just a short distance from Homebush. In January in Sydney Olympic Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney Olympic Park

Parks Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Bankstown, Auburn Botanic Gardens, Sweetness the Pattiserie
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Bicentennial Park ©
Bicentennial Park
Auburn Botanic Gardens ©
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Helisim Australia ©
Helisim Australia

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach, then learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines, and finally take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip website .

Explore your travel options from Sydney Olympic Park to Coffs Harbour with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Two Tails Wines, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Wattamolla Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Werri Beach and then stroll through Wattamolla Beach. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Sturt Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Eden Brewery, and then learn about winemaking at Tertini Wines.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Wollongong trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Wollongong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Wollongong dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Homebush.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mittagong, Werri Beach
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Werri Beach ©
Werri Beach
Eden Brewery ©
Eden Brewery
Tertini Wines ©
Tertini Wines

2
nights
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, get great views at Govetts Leap, and then explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leura online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Leura

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Throw Axe, then examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, and finally get great views at Bellbird Hill Lookout.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Penrith online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Leura to Penrith takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Penrith

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, Bellbird Hill Lookout, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
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Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook ©
Bellbird Hill Lookout ©
Bellbird Hill Lookout

1
night
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.
Coogee Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, then take a stroll through The Rocks, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Sydney is just a short distance from Homebush. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Warrah Lookout, then kick back and relax at Avalon Beach, and then wander the streets of Whale Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then stroll through Terrigal Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ettalong Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Beach driving holiday website .

You can drive from Sydney to Palm Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ettalong Beach, Ocean Beach, Whale Beach, Terrigal Beach, Warrah Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach

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nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): do a tasting at Hanging Tree Wines. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Petersons Wines Broke Road and then enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Palm Beach to Newcastle takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

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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 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Duck Brewery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip tool .

Getting from Newcastle to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Black Duck Brewery ©
Black Duck Brewery
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, don't miss a visit to Big Prawn, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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 31st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach and then stroll through Blenheim Beach. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach and then stroll through Callala Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Byron Bay to Jervis Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Jervis Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Honeymoon Bay, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

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Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Coastal Brewing Co, then kick back and relax at Cellito Beach, and then kick back and relax at Elizabeth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at One Mile Beach, then experience rural life at Colin Wren Oysters, and then do a tasting at Villa d'Esta Vineyard.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Forster trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Forster takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. February in Forster sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Forster

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cellito Beach, Villa d'Esta Vineyard, Elizabeth Beach, Colin Wren Oysters
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
One Mile Beach ©
One Mile Beach
Villa d'Esta Vineyard ©
Villa d'Esta Vineyard

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