48 days in Australia Itinerary

48 days in Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Melbourne
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
9
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Mataranka
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
13
Tennant Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Cloncurry
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Karumba
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
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Townsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
18
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
19
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
21
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
23
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Adelaide online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will leave for Flinders Ranges National Park on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Sacred Canyon, make a trip to Wilpena Pound, and then steep yourself in history at Arkaroo Rock. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery, then stroll through Bunyeroo Gorge, and then examine the collection at Beltana Station.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Flinders Ranges National Park route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Adelaide to Flinders Ranges National Park. In June in Flinders Ranges National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Beltana Station ©
Beltana Station

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy. In June in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip tool .

Drive from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Coober Pedy in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Alice Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uluru Hiking Path and Kata Tjuta. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, make a trip to Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon Walk, and then make a trip to Kings Creek Station.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kings Canyon driving holiday site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kings Canyon by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Centre
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk
Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Kings Creek Station ©
Kings Creek Station

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 28th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Battery Hill Mining Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary Ann, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kundjarra (the Pebbles). On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Kelly's Ranch and then appreciate the history behind John Flynn Memorial Obelisk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tennant Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Kings Canyon to Tennant Creek in 11 hours. June in Tennant Creek sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Battery Hill Mining Centre ©
Battery Hill Mining Centre
Kelly's Ranch ©
Kelly's Ranch

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Mataranka

Mataranka
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mataranka online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Mataranka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for Darwin on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, and finally take in the natural beauty of Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Military Museum, then learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Mataranka to Darwin with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park ©
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, snap pictures at Adelaide River Railway Bridg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Adelaide River Railway Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then explore the striking landscape of Buley Rockhole.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. July in Litchfield National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Adelaide River
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

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Mataranka

Mataranka ©
On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Botanic Walk, stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, and then walk around Elsey National Park. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs, then explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, and then go for a walk through Mataranka Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mataranka planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Mataranka. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tennant Creek.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Elsey National Park ©
Elsey National Park
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve ©
Elsey Cemetery National Reserve

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Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
On the 6th (Sat), explore the galleries of Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tennant Creek trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Tennant Creek takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for Cloncurry on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Shopping Museums
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Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre ©

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Cloncurry

Cloncurry ©
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mary Kathleen Memorial Park and Museum and Burke&Wills Monument. You'll explore and learn at John Flynn Place Museum & Fred McKay Art Gallery and Dr David Harvey-Sutton Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cloncurry online tour planner .

You can drive from Tennant Creek to Cloncurry in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Cloncurry, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Karumba on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan

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Karumba

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Midnight Emporium and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Karumba journey planner .

You can drive from Cloncurry to Karumba in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Cloncurry in July, expect Karumba to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Karumba

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Midnight Emporium ©
Midnight Emporium

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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then admire the striking features of Freshwater Station. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns vacation app .

Drive from Karumba to Cairns in 9.5 hours. While traveling from Karumba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Take a break from the city and head to Museum of Tropical Queensland and The Strand. Visit Kissing Point Fort and St James Cathedral for their historical value. When in Townsville, make a side trip to see Alligator Falls Track in Alligator Creek, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and trek along Many Peaks Walking Track.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Townsville road trip planning website .

Fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Townsville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Alligator Falls Track, Copperfield Gorge, Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Townsville in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rockhampton trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, Rockhampton is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

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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.
Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Surfers Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Tamborine Mountain. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Daisy Hill Conservation Park in Daisy Hill, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, and find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast visit planner.

Getting from Rockhampton to Gold Coast by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rockhampton in July, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Tamborine Mountain ©
Tamborine Mountain
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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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 26th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then browse the exhibits of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, then learn about all things military at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, Byron Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Tamarama Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then stroll through Shelly Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Tamarama Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

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Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands, then admire the sheer force of Nethercote Falls, and finally take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Merimbula online journey planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Merimbula in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Merimbula, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Panboola Wetlands, Nethercote Falls
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Panboola Wetlands ©
Panboola Wetlands
Nethercote Falls ©
Nethercote Falls

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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the galleries of Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, do a tasting at Tambo Winery, explore the galleries of East Gippsland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance trip planner.

Getting from Merimbula to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lakes Entrance can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bairnsdale, Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, Snowy River Marlo, Tambo Winery
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography ©
Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Tambo Winery ©
Tambo Winery