9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route maker .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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 20th (Sat): go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Newcastle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Fun & Games

Side Trip

Speers Point Park
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. July in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast route planner .

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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