29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
1
Wollongong
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Newcastle
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Launceston

5
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Family-friendly places like Symbio Wildlife Park and Minnamurra Falls will thrill your kids. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, get outside with Mount Keira, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Illawarra, and kick back and relax at Austinmer Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wollongong day trip app .

Launceston to Wollongong is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Launceston in April, with highs in Wollongong at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Symbio Wildlife Park, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Minnamurra Falls
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Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park

10
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock). There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Wollongong to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Wollongong in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Speers Point Park and Blackbutt Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Bagnalls Beach Reserve (in Corlette) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, have some family-friendly fun at UnrealVR, kick back and relax at Boomerang Beach, and stop by Newcastle City Farmers Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle attractions planner.

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bagnalls Beach Reserve, UnrealVR, Norah Head Lighthouse, Wyrrabalong National Park, Cellito Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

7
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Broken Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Byron Bay: Bundjalung National Park (in Evans Head), Cook Island Aquatic Reserve (in Fingal Head) and Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail (in Ballina). There's still lots to do: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, get outside with Getaway Girls, enjoy the sand and surf at Tallow Beach, and get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In April in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Broken Head, Watersports Guru, Bundjalung National Park, Zentveld's Coffee, Hastings Point Headland
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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