26 days in Byron Bay, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

26 days in Byron Bay, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, then experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay travel planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. September in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally stop by Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Byron Bay in September: highs in Sydney hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Melbourne

— 21 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Chinese Open Monument & Sovereign Hill), The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands) and Pyramid Rock (in Ventnor). Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 23rd (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips