47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 11 nights
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
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Pokolbin
— 3 nights
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Tamworth
— 2 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Palm Cove
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Sublime Point Lookout. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Prince Henry Cliff Walk (in Katoomba) and Leura Cascades (in Leura). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, take a stroll through King Street, stroll through Tamarama Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
We've included these beaches for you: Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fighter World and Miss Porter's House. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Newcastle Beach, and examine the collection at The Lock-Up.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Newcastle, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Get some cultural insight at Mount View Estate Winery and Savannah Estate Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanging Tree Wines and Mistletoe Winery. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Tinklers Wines and admire the natural beauty at Constable Estate Vineyards.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin itinerary builder site.

Getting from Newcastle to Pokolbin by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tamworth.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Petersons Wines Broke Road ©
Petersons Wines Broke Road
Petersons Wines ©
Petersons Wines
Hanging Tree Wines ©
Hanging Tree Wines

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Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum, then see the interesting displays at Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Tamworth Regional Playground. On your second day here, examine the collection at Powerstation Museum, let little ones run wild at Tamworth Marsupial Park, and then play a few rounds at Tamworth Golf Club.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tamworth trip maker.

Drive from Pokolbin to Tamworth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. October in Tamworth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Tamworth

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Australian Country Music Hall of Fame ©
Australian Country Music Hall of Fame
Powerstation Museum ©
Powerstation Museum
Tamworth Marsupial Park ©
Tamworth Marsupial Park

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
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 23rd (Fri): stroll through Park Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tamworth to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Tamworth in October, plan for little chillier days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach

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Byron Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, then get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip planner.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Spas
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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Gold Coast

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kurrawa Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Relax by the water at Kirra Beach and Tugun Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Duranbah and see Tropical Fruit World, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach, explore the world behind art at Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing, stroll through Currumbin Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast route planning tool.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Daisy Hill Conservation Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Maritime Museum and Gallery of Modern Art. There's still lots to do: stop by West End, pause for some serene contemplation at Albert Street Uniting Church, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and see the interesting displays at Opal Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the waterfront activity at Coral Sea Marina and then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, and finally hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in November, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway
Coral Sea Marina ©
Coral Sea Marina

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape of Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. November in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Palm Cove trip planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Palm Cove by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Palm Cove are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Cattana Wetlands ©
Cattana Wetlands
Spas

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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cascades and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Get in touch with nature at Lake Barrine and Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Cathedral Fig Tree (in Yungaburra) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder site.

You can drive from Palm Cove to Cairns in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Spas
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Safaris. Adelaide River War Cemetery and Darwin Military Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Humpty Doo to see Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Parliament House, look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, and stroll around Bicentennial Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Darwin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Darwin. In November, daytime highs in Darwin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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