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
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Mullumbimby
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Nimbin
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Jet Boating as well as Jet Ski Safaris. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and then race across the water with Jet Ski Safaris. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with Paradise Jet Boating and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip maker tool .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for Byron Bay on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Jet Ski Safaris ©
Jet Ski Safaris
Paradise Jet Boating ©
Paradise Jet Boating

1
night
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.
Byron Bay is known for adventure, historic sites, trails, outdoors, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, and experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Mullumbimby.

Things to do in Byron Bay

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia in Byron Shire. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mullumbimby driving holiday planner.

Mullumbimby is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In October, daily temperatures in Mullumbimby can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Nimbin.

Things to do in Mullumbimby

Outdoors Tours Parks
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2
nights
Nimbin

Nimbin ©
Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. On the 14th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Minyon Falls and then get impressive views of Mount Warning.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nimbin trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Mullumbimby to Nimbin in 1.5 hours. In October in Nimbin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Minyon Falls, Rocky Creek Dam, Mount Warning
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Mount Warning ©
Mount Warning
Rocky Creek Dam ©
Rocky Creek Dam
Minyon Falls ©
Minyon Falls

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