23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Bondi
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Bondi
— 7 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Bondi

— 7 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tamarama Beach and Malabar Headland National Park. Explore Bondi's surroundings by going to Warrah Lookout (in Patonga), Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond (in Wollongong) and Captain Cook Lookout (in Copacabana).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bondi visit planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Bondi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Bondi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in November: high temperatures in Bondi hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 28th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie visit site.

Traveling by flight from Bondi to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bondi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Byron Bay

— 3 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 30th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then get lost in a book at The Byron Bay Book Exchange, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eagle Street Pier and Story Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Toowoomba (Queens Park Botanic Gardens & Laurel Bank Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sublime Point Lookout and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track (in Wollongong), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, race across the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Sydney in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

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.