8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  30​min
1
St. Ives
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Crescent Head
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Lamington National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
End: Brisbane

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night
St. Ives

St. Ives ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): try for a hole-in-one at Thornleigh Golf Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Ives trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to St. Ives is an approximately half hour car ride. In January in St. Ives, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in St. Ives

Fun & Games

Side Trips

Thornleigh Golf Centre, Hornsby Water Clock
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Thornleigh Golf Centre ©
Thornleigh Golf Centre
Hornsby Water Clock ©
Hornsby Water Clock

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Barry Park and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Shoal Bay tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from St. Ives to Shoal Bay in 2.5 hours. January in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Crescent Head.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Barry Park
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Barry Park ©
Barry Park

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Crescent Head

Crescent Head ©
Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Crescent Head trip maker .

Drive from Shoal Bay to Crescent Head in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Shoal Bay in January, expect nights in Crescent Head to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Crescent Head

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery
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Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery ©

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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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Crescent Head to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Crescent Head in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Buck's Farm and then identify plant and animal life at O'Reillys Birds of Prey. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lamington National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lamington National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Byron Bay to Lamington National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lamington National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Binna Burra, Mount Warning, Buck's Farm
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Mount Warning ©
Mount Warning

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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.
To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane attractions planner.

Getting from Lamington National Park to Brisbane by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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