15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Byron Bay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 2 nights

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Byron Bay

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Bexhill Open Air Cathedral (in Bexhill), Ballina (Big Prawn, Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, &more) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with Byron Bay Ballooning, explore and take pictures at Pat Morton Lookout, go for a walk through Lennox Head Boardwalk, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 4 nights
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and laugh and play at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
City Hall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route tool.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks

Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.