33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Newcastle
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
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Tweed Heads
— 3 nights
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Surfers Paradise
— 7 nights
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Sydney

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, The Rocks Walking Tours, Sydney Opera House, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dunedin to Sydney is minus 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trip

Newcastle

— 5 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes FogHorn Brewhouse, Newcastle Ocean Baths, King Edward Park, and other attractions. For shopping fun, head to Mortels Sheepskin Factory or Timeless Textiles. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Merewether Beach and Horseshoe Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount View Estate Winery (in Mount View) and Pokolbin (Tulloch Wines & Hanging Tree Wines). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP, see the interesting displays at The Lock-Up, and kick back and relax at Newcastle Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Newcastle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 5 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Macquarie Museum, Tacking Point Lighthouse and Glasshouse Port Macquarie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flynns Book Cafe and Port Macquarie Historic Court House.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip tool.

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in June, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). You'll set off for Coffs Harbour on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Coffs Harbour

— 5 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You've added The Big Banana Fun Park, Forest Sky Pier, The Clog Barn, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and Coffs Central Shopping Centre. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour, take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and take an in-depth tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Tweed Heads

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse as well as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of local nightlife at 1st on Wharf and then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tweed Heads trip app.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June in Tweed Heads, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surfers Paradise

— 7 nights

Capital of the Gold Coast

The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
You've added Surfers Paradise River Cruises, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, SkyPoint Climb, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Snapper Rocks in Coolangatta (about 36 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Surfers Paradise day trip website.

Getting from Tweed Heads to Surfers Paradise by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Shopping · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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.

Gold Coast travel guide

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Theme Parks · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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. The most popular tourist destination in the state of Queensland, Gold Coast life centers itself on relaxation, surf, and marine life in general.