16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Sydney, Train to Leura
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Leura
— 1 night
Drive
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Orange
— 1 night
Drive
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Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive
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Tamworth
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive
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Bangalow
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanthorpe
— 1 night
Drive
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Canberra International Airport, Drive to Thredbo Village
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Thredbo Village
— 1 night
Drive
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Jindabyne
— 1 night
Drive
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Canberra
— 1 night
Fly

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Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trek along The Giant Stairway, get great views at The Three Sisters, then don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, then take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leura journey maker tool.

Brisbane to Leura is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for little chillier nights in Leura, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Orange

Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): do a tasting at Orange Mountain Wines, then do a tasting at Sassy Wines, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orange tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Leura to Orange in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Leura in September; daily highs in Orange reach 22°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries · Tours

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Mudgee

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge, learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mudgee travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orange to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In September in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

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Pokolbin

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Thomas Wines, do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines, then learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines, then learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally do a tasting at Petersons Wines Broke Road.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mudgee to Pokolbin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mudgee in September, expect Pokolbin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tamworth.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries

Side Trip

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Tamworth

Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Tamworth Regional Gallery, then walk around Tamworth Regional Playground, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tamworth Regional Playground, and finally pause for some photo ops at Truck Drivers Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tamworth trip maker site.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Tamworth in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pokolbin in September since evenings lows in Tamworth dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Tamworth

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tamworth to Port Macquarie by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tamworth in September, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (17°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk and then explore the striking landscape of Bongil Bongil National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip planning website.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in September: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangalow.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Bangalow

Bangalow is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Byron Shire with a population of 1,902. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Bangalow Market, then kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangalow online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Bangalow in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bangalow can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Bangalow

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. On the 13th (Sun), do a tasting at Pyramids Road Wines and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Girraween National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stanthorpe road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bangalow to Stanthorpe takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trip

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning tool.

Drive from Stanthorpe to Brisbane in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and finally stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder site.

Fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Thredbo Village

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Thredbo River Track, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kosciuszko National Park, and then hit the slopes at Thredbo Alpine Village.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thredbo Village day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Thredbo Village. In September, Thredbo Village is cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Jindabyne

Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Jindabyne, browse the different shops at Nugget's Crossing Shopping Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jindabyne Brewing.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jindabyne tour planner.

Drive from Thredbo Village to Jindabyne in an hour. In September in Jindabyne, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Canberra

The Bush Capital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canberra day trip planning website.

You can drive from Jindabyne to Canberra in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Jindabyne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canberra, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 3°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.