20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights

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Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
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 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Roto House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rainbow beach reserve, and finally take a memorable tour with Port Macquarie Camel Safari's.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning app.

November in Port Macquarie sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sundive Byron Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and then stroll through Lennox Head Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay route maker site.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have unforgettable encounters with Sundive Byron Bay, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Heart of Beauty, and finally wander the streets of Hastings Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip builder site.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa

— 3 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hastings Street and Caloundra Lighthouses. Escape the urban bustle at Noosa National Park and Bulcock Beach. When in Noosa, make a side trip to see Mooloolaba Beach in Mooloolaba, approximately Mooloolaba away. Explore Noosa further: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, race across the water with Noosa Oceanrider, and relax and rejuvenate at Pilates Success.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Noosa attractions planning site.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): experience the excitement of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at Cork 'n Fork Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Thu), experience the excitement of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): indulge your senses at Cork 'n Fork Tours and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): catch some excitement at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at Cork 'n Fork Tours and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning app.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): view the masterpieces at National Cartoon Gallery, take a tour by water with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coffs Harbour vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.

Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.