31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
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Merimbula
— 3 nights
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Batemans Bay
— 3 nights
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Kiama
— 1 night
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Umina Beach
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 9 nights
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Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Lakes Entrance Beach. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines, examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, and then walk around Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lakes Entrance road trip planner.

Melbourne to Lakes Entrance is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merimbula.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Bring the kids along to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Short Point Recreation Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Pool in Bermagui (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, relax in the rural setting at Broadwater Oysters, look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, and take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Merimbula online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Merimbula in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Merimbula are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Batemans Bay

A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Bring the kids along to Mogo Wildlife Park and Batemans Bay Indoor Karting. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Batemans Bay: Narooma (Glasshouse Rocks, Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock, &more) and Central Tilba Village (in Central Tilba). The adventure continues: putt your heart out at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, kick back and relax at Batemans Marine Park, and stop by Juela Mogo.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Batemans Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Merimbula to Batemans Bay in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Kiama.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

1
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Kiama

The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Starfish Education Centre and then admire the sheer force of Minnamurra Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kiama sightseeing planner.

Drive from Batemans Bay to Kiama in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kiama can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Umina Beach on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Kiama

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

3
nights
Umina Beach

Umina Beach is a suburb within the local government area on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Family-friendly places like Australian Reptile Park and Ocean Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Umina Beach side-trips: Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach) and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (in Glenworth Valley). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach, look for gifts at Lou Lou Hart, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ettalong Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Umina Beach trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kiama to Umina Beach in 3 hours. Traveling from Kiama in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Umina Beach, with lows of 17°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Umina Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, admire the striking features of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can drive from Umina Beach to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Traveling from Umina Beach in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Forest Sky Pier and The Big Banana Fun Park. Go for a jaunt from Coffs Harbour to Dorrigo to see Parque Nacional de Dorrigo about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn, identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, do a tasting at Two Tails Wines, and take a leisurely stroll along Coffs Harbour Jetty.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour day trip planning website.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape Byron Lighthouse and Cape Byron Walking Track. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tallow Beach, look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shop, and take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Gold Coast on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Australia Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens, Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast driving holiday site.

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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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.