18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  11 h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Lennox Head
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
5
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
7
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
8
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Get some historical perspective at Caloundra Lighthouses and Nepalese Pagoda. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane itinerary builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra Lighthouses, Mooloolaba Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Anthea Polson Art. On the next day, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip site.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Byron Bay using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Lennox Head.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Spas

few
hours
Lennox Head

Lennox Head
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Lennox Head Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lennox Head trip itinerary planner.

Lennox Head is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In March, daytime highs in Lennox Head are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ballina.

Things to do in Lennox Head

Beaches Parks Outdoors

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Big Prawn and then brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina visit planner.

Ballina is very close to Lennox Head. In March in Ballina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Big Prawn ©
Big Prawn

1
night
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 (Sun), look for gifts at Sweet Bellingen.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour vacation maker app.

Getting from Ballina to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 3 hours. In March in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sweet Bellingen, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Two Tails Wines
Highlights from your plan
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Sweet Bellingen ©
Sweet Bellingen

1
night
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 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Timbertown Wauchope, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then look for gifts at Silk Trees and Plants Quality Artificial Plants, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in March, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Timbertown Wauchope
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Timbertown Wauchope ©
Timbertown Wauchope

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Vomo the store, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip planner.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in March: highs in Nelson Bay hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tomaree Head
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Newcastle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum
Miss Porter's House ©
Miss Porter's House

1
night
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach is a suburb in the northern beaches region of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then stroll through Palm Beach. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mount Ettalong Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Crommelin Native Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Beach day trip tool.

You can drive from Newcastle to Palm Beach in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pearl Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
The Crommelin Native Arboretum ©
The Crommelin Native Arboretum
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse

3
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, stop by Sydney Fish Market, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Beach to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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