19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Bruthen
— 1 day
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Merimbula
— 2 nights
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Cooma
— 1 day
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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Crescent Head
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 9 nights
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Bruthen

— 1 day
Bruthen is a small town located alongside the Tambo River between Bairnsdale and Ensay on the Great Alpine Road in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. On the 12th (Mon), do a tasting at Nicholson River Winery, hike along Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail, and then snap pictures at Stony Creek Trestle Bridge.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruthen trip itinerary planner.

Geelong to Bruthen is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Bruthen

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Merimbula

— 2 nights
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach, and then have fun at Ford Park Playground.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Merimbula vacation planner.

Getting from Bruthen to Merimbula by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cooma.

Things to do in Merimbula

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Cooma

— 1 day
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre and then sample the fine beverages at Catcher & Co Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cooma visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Cooma takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Merimbula in July: highs in Cooma hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Cooma

Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Canberra

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Thu), indulge your senses at Local Spirit and then look for gifts at Scott Leggo Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Cooma to Canberra in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cooma in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Canberra

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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Newcastle

— 1 night
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Newcastle using our trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Newcastle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in July, with highs in Newcastle at 20°C and lows at 7°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to Crescent Head.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Crescent Head

— 1 night
Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. On the 17th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery and then explore and take pictures at Crescent Head Lookout.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Crescent Head day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Crescent Head takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Newcastle, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Crescent Head, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Crescent Head

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
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 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at Tallow Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then discover the deep blue sea with Blue Bay Divers.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Crescent Head to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Crescent Head in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Noosa

— 9 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Mount Ngungun and Marcoola Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbey Museum OF Art And Archaeology and Everglades. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina), Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours) and Bongaree Beach (in Bribie Island). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Tewantin National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Moffat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolum Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Noosa Botanic Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Emu Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip builder.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.