7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Coffs Harbour
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Perth

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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 19th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane journey planner .

Perth to Brisbane is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Brisbane is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in January: highs in Brisbane hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), stop by Truly Tea and then stroll through Wategos Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Byron Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Truly Tea ©
Truly Tea

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, then stroll through Nobbys Beach, and then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning tool .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Canberra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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