11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Port Macquarie
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive
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Grafton
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through The Giant Stairway, get great views at The Three Sisters, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and finally stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

1
night
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Grafton.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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nights
Grafton

The city of Grafton is the seat of Local Government, the Federal and State Government administrative centre, and the commercial hub of the Clarence River Valley. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pippi Beach and Bowlo Leisure Centre. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Washpool National Park. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at See Park, take in the exciting artwork at Grafton Regional Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Clarence Gorge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grafton road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Grafton in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Grafton hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Grafton

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Pelican Feeding make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grafton to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grafton in July, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.