18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bergen
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Bergen

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Austinmer Beach (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

Bergen, Norway to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Bergen to Sydney. In November, Sydney is much hotter than Bergen - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Palm Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then make a trip to Lennox Bridge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Hartley Historic Village, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba tour builder .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Lennox Bridge, Wentworth Falls Lake, Hartley Historic Village
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village
Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll get in some beach time at Scotts Head Beach and Elizabeth Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Burgess Beach, Forster and St Thomas Anglican Church. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: National Motorcycle Museum (in Nabiac), Bennetts Head Lookout (in Forster) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hastings River, do a tasting at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie visit planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Port Macquarie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Elizabeth Beach, Bennetts Head Lookout, National Motorcycle Museum, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, North Brother Mountain
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Hastings River ©
Hastings River
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum

3
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.
Get outdoors at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Govardhana Australia and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast attractions app .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in November: highs in Gold Coast hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, New Govardhana Australia
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Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, and then take a stroll through West End. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Brisbane tour website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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