5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Lovedale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Brisbane
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Lovedale

Lovedale ©
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lovedale tour builder .

Sydney to Lovedale is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lovedale can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Lovedale

Wineries

Side Trips

Mount View Estate Winery, Ernest Hill Wines
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines

1
day
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie sightseeing planner .

Drive from Lovedale to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lovedale, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°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

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 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 a bit warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Moffat Beach, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

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