9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: London

2
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.
On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning tool .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, then kick back and relax at Merewether Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Newcastle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Newcastle is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally stop by Truly Tea.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 10th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online visit planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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