19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 10 nights
Drive

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Sydney — 6 nights

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 Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chinatown, Chinese Garden of Friendship, and other attractions you added. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see The Three Sisters, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 1 night

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk and then see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines, do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, do a tasting at Peterson House, then learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Newcastle, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 1 night

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour online visit planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Gold Coast.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Gold Coast — 10 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.
You've added Twin Falls, Warner Bros. Movie World, Natural Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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