8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

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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 21st (Mon): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brisbane visit planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Moffat Beach
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planning app .

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, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Byron Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 24th (Thu), do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, hike along Googik heritage Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

Plan a trip to Port Macquarie easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze

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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. Start your trip to Nelson Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Port Macquarie in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nelson Bay: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, stroll through Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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