8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Byron Bay is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Byron Bay is 2 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Beach
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fingal Bay Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nelson Bay planning app .

Getting from Byron Bay to Nelson Bay by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Bay Beach, Tomaree Head
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, stroll through Fortress Rock, then stroll through Lockleys Pylon Walking Track, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then trek along The National Pass, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Bonaventure's Church, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Leura trip builder site .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Leura in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Leura sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company
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Fortress Rock ©
Fortress Rock
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and then don't miss a visit to Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wollongong travel route builder app .

Getting from Leura to Wollongong by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Wollongong are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Hyams Beach, and then explore the activities along Moona Moona Creek.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Wollongong to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. September in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek
Cape St George Lighthouse ©
Cape St George Lighthouse

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