9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
2
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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Sydney

Sydney
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Laos, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, then take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and then don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
The Clog Barn ©
The Clog Barn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and finally find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. April in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Spas
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Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©
Spas

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nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Newcastle Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, then explore and take pictures at Fort Scratchley, then enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. On the next day, take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Katoomba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Katoomba sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bilpin, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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