15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Bendigo
— Few hours
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Kiama
— 1 night
3
Shoal Bay
— 3 nights
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
7
Newcastle
— 1 night
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Bondi
— 3 nights
9
Canberra
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— Few hours

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bendigo trip planning site.

Melbourne to Bendigo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kiama.
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Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral

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Kiama

Kiama
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kiama trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Bendigo to Kiama takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kiama are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Shoal Bay on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Zenith Beach has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shoal Bay: Grandis Picnic Area (in Bulahdelah) and Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shoal Bay tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kiama to Shoal Bay in 4.5 hours. July in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Port Stephens, Grandis Picnic Area, Great Lakes Paddocks
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Great Lakes Paddocks ©
Great Lakes Paddocks
Point Stephens Lighthouse ©
Point Stephens Lighthouse

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and then make a trip to The Clog Barn.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip planner.

Getting from Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 9th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, and then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie day trip website.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Port Macquarie in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm ©
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): walk around King Edward Park and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip planner.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Newcastle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bondi.

Things to do in Newcastle

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
King Edward Park ©
King Edward Park

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Bondi

Bondi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bondi: Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond (in Wollongong) and Symbio Wildlife Park (in Helensburgh).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bondi trip planner.

Getting from Newcastle to Bondi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Bondi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Symbio Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park

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Canberra

Canberra
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bondi to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bondi in July: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 13°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in July, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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