10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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Byron Bay
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nimbin
— 1 night
Drive
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Yamba
— Few hours
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— Few hours
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah), Chris Cunningham Park (in Tweed Heads) and Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum (in Ballina). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery, stroll through Belongil Beach, and soar above the sights with Byron Bay Ballooning.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay route planner.

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nimbin.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

1
night
Nimbin

Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Botanica Rainforest Spa & Retreat: Byron Bay Retreat, then admire the engineering at Rocky Creek Dam, and then admire the sheer force of Minyon Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Nimbin Markets, then explore the striking landscape at Nimbin Rocks, then take in the exciting artwork at Nimbin Craft Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Protestors Falls.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nimbin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Nimbin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yamba.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

few
hours
Yamba

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yamba trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nimbin to Yamba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Yamba, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Coffs Harbour on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

few
hours
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour road trip app.

Drive from Yamba to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yamba in October: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.