47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 35 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

35
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: NSW Rail Museum (in Thirlmere), Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (in Booragul) and Morisset Park (in Morisset). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Wallarah National Park. Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Manly, Katoomba, Shellharbour, Blackheath
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, contemplate the long history of Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

2
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 10th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, and then explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay travel website .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, Byron Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Hastings Point Headland, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a stroll through West End, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel). On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Glass House Mountains National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Byron Bay in September, with lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Glass House Mountains National Park
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Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 16th (Wed), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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