9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Eden
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Bega
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Narrabri
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
8
Gladstone
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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hours
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, then get great views at Disaster Bay Lookout, and then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Eden vacation builder .

Sydney to Eden is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Eden, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bega.

Things to do in Eden

Museums

Side Trip

The Merimbula Boardwalk
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Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Disaster Bay Lookout ©
Disaster Bay Lookout

1
night
Bega

Bega ©
Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tathra Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at On the Perch, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mumbulla Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bega trip app .

You can drive from Eden to Bega in an hour. In May in Bega, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Bega

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tathra Beach, On the Perch
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Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach

1
night
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens, stop by The Mogo Lolly Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mogo Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Batemans Bay holiday planning website .

Drive from Bega to Batemans Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Mogo
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Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens ©
The Mogo Lolly Shop ©
The Mogo Lolly Shop

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra route planning website .

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Canberra in 2 hours. Traveling from Batemans Bay in May, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

1
night
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, see the interesting displays at Parkes Radio Telescope, then identify plant and animal life at Memorial Hill Lookout, then pause for some photo ops at War Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sir Henry Parkes Statue.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Parkes journey tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Parkes takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Narrabri.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
War Memorial ©
War Memorial
The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre

1
day
Narrabri

Narrabri ©
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 7th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt Kaputar National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Narrabri trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Parkes to Narrabri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Narrabri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks Nature
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Mt Kaputar National Park ©
Mt Kaputar National Park

1
night
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 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie holiday planning app .

You can drive from Narrabri to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Narrabri, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
day
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 9th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, then let little ones run wild at East Shores Water Park, then walk around Spinnaker Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gladstone route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Gladstone takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Port Macquarie in May; daily highs in Gladstone reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games
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Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Auckland Hill Lookout ©
Auckland Hill Lookout

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