7 days in Sydney, Byron Bay Area & Brisbane Region Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Byron Bay Area & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney, Byron Bay Area & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Washington DC to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

1
night
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 16th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at City Hall and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane attractions planning tool .

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. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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