8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Hobart

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie road trip tool .

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas

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night
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rainbow Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Nature Parks
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow

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.
Visit Kings Beach and Dicky Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip site .

You can drive from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

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