9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  30​h
1
Byron Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Ballina
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Newcastle
— 1 day
train + Fly:  29​h
End: Manchester

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day
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 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Byron Bay is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Byron Bay. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in December; daily highs in Byron Bay reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach

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hours
Ballina

Ballina
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Start your trip to Ballina by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Byron Bay to Ballina in an hour. In December in Ballina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom and then enjoy the sea views from Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ballina to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

Plan a trip to Whitsunday Island easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Whitsunday Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach travel planning app .

Ride a ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, kick back and relax at Newcastle Beach, and then appreciate the history behind World War One Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newcastle online trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Newcastle in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Newcastle when traveling from Airlie Beach in December, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

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