9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner
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Noosa
— 1 night
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Rockhampton
— 1 night
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
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Noosa — 1 night

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Marcoola Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see what you can catch with Fish Noosa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, stroll through Dicky Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Seaview Art Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip planner.

Melbourne to Noosa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rockhampton.
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Rockhampton — 1 night

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Rockhampton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 2 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.
On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Currumbin Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rockhampton to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rockhampton in April: highs in Gold Coast hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Byron Bay.
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tallow Beach, then kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Day Spa @ Byron Women's Retreat.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, Byron Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 2 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, then grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and finally take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online trip builder.

Fly from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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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