9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tamworth
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally get great views at The Three Sisters. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, walk around Speers Point Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Watt Street Wharf. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, then do a tasting at Waverley Estate, then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally do a tasting at Lucy's Run Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin trip maker site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Pokolbin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newcastle, Lucy's Run Wines, Speers Point Park, Ernest Hill Wines
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Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

1
night
Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum, contemplate the long history of The Memorial to the Australian Light Horse, then pause for some photo ops at Truck Drivers Memorial, and finally get great views at Oxley Scenic Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamworth day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Tamworth takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tamworth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamworth

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Oxley Scenic Lookout ©
Oxley Scenic Lookout
Truck Drivers Memorial ©
Truck Drivers Memorial

3
nights
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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Beerwah and see Australia Zoo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tamworth to Brisbane. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Tamworth in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 13th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and then kick back and relax at Park Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Park Beach ©
Park Beach
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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