15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  26 h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Catherine Hill Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Newcastle
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Gladstone
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
10
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  28 h
End: Dublin

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from Dublin in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Catherine Hill Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Catherine Hill Bay

Catherine Hill Bay ©
Catherine Hill Bay is a coastal bay and village on the southern peninsula forming Lake Macquarie, south of the Pacific Ocean entrance channel at Swansea in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Dobell House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catherine Hill Bay Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Catherine Hill Bay trip builder app.

Drive from Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay in 2 hours. November in Catherine Hill Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Catherine Hill Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dobell House
Highlights from your plan
Dobell House ©
Dobell House

1
night
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 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Glenrock Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Dixon Park Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Newcastle vacation planner.

Drive from Catherine Hill Bay to Newcastle in an hour. November in Newcastle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Dixon Park Beach ©
Dixon Park Beach
Glenrock Lagoon ©
Glenrock Lagoon

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Pat Morton Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

1
night
Gold Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip website.

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Currumbin Beach ©
Currumbin Beach

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of D'Aguilar National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brisbane planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Kings Beach, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, then get outside with FlyWaco, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Caloundra trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Caloundra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Spas
FlyWaco ©
FlyWaco

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Woodgate Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bundaberg trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Bundaberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), get great views at Round Hill Lookout, then do a tasting at Gecko Valley Winery, then let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, and finally examine the collection at Gladstone Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gladstone online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bundaberg to Gladstone in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Wineries Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Gecko Valley Winery ©
Gecko Valley Winery
Gladstone Maritime Museum ©
Gladstone Maritime Museum

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 11th (Mon), trek along Alligator Falls Track, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then brush up on your military savvy at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gladstone to Townsville. In November in Townsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Alligator Falls Track
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Arrow Walk
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Red Arrow Walk ©
Red Arrow Walk

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