35 days in Australia Itinerary

35 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 1 night
2
Terrigal
— 2 nights
3
Shelly Beach
— 1 night
4
Budgewoi
— 5 nights
5
Newcastle
— 7 nights
6
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
7
Seal Rocks
— 2 nights
8
Blueys Beach
— 1 night
9
Forster
— 2 nights
10
Taree
— 1 night
11
Barrington
— 1 night
12
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
13
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
14
Armidale
— 2 nights
15
Ballina
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Adelaide to Sydney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Sydney is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Adelaide, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Terrigal.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Terrigal

Terrigal ©
Terrigal is a major coastal suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located 12km east of Gosford on the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, do a tasting at Firescreek Fruit Wines, then identify plant and animal life at The Crommelin Native Arboretum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bouddi National Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Terrigal trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Sydney to Terrigal in 1.5 hours. September in Terrigal sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Shelly Beach.

Things to do in Terrigal

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bouddi National Park, The Crommelin Native Arboretum, Palm Beach, Firescreek Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
The Crommelin Native Arboretum ©
The Crommelin Native Arboretum

1
night
Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Toowoon Bay Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk, and then tee off at Shelly Beach Golf Club.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shelly Beach visit planner.

Shelly Beach is very close to Terrigal. Traveling from Terrigal in September, plan for little chillier nights in Shelly Beach, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Budgewoi.

Things to do in Shelly Beach

Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Toowoon Bay Beach, Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk
Highlights from your plan
Shelly Beach Golf Club ©
Shelly Beach Golf Club
Toowoon Bay Beach ©
Toowoon Bay Beach
Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk ©
Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk

5
nights
Budgewoi

Budgewoi ©
Get in touch with nature at Wyrrabalong National Park and Caves Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Catherine Hill Bay Beach and Murrays Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Morisset Park in Morisset (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Watagans National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budgewoi online road trip planner.

Budgewoi is just a stone's throw from Shelly Beach. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Budgewoi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Morisset, New South Wales, Swansea, Watagans National Park, Munmorah State Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Morisset Picnic Area ©
Morisset Picnic Area
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Watagans National Park ©
Watagans National Park

7
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Merewether Beach, Mount Sugarloaf, Stockton Sand Dunes, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Blackbutt Reserve and Nobbys Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Pokolbin (Harkham Wines & Peterson House). It doesn't end there: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip app.

You can drive from Budgewoi to Newcastle in an hour. In September in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Nelson Bay on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Mount Sugarloaf, Stockton Sand Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach

2
nights
Nelson Bay

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 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nelson Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Newcastle to Nelson Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Nelson Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Seal Rocks.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fingal Bay Beach, Tomaree Head
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

2
nights
Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks
On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Seal Rocks Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seal Rocks trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Seal Rocks in 2 hours. September in Seal Rocks sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will leave for Blueys Beach on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Seal Rocks

Historic Sites

1
night
Blueys Beach

Blueys Beach ©
On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Sandbar Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elizabeth Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Green Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Blueys Beach holiday maker tool.

Blueys Beach is very close to Seal Rocks. In September, daily temperatures in Blueys Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Forster.

Things to do in Blueys Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

The Green Cathedral, Sandbar Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Green Cathedral ©
The Green Cathedral

2
nights
Forster

Forster
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Your day by day itinerary now includes Seal Rocks. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Rocks, then let little ones run wild at Club Old Bar, and then identify plant and animal life at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Forster tour planner.

Forster is just a short distance from Blueys Beach. September in Forster sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Taree.

Things to do in Forster

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Club Old Bar
Highlights from your plan
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
Club Old Bar ©
Club Old Bar

1
night
Taree

Taree
Taree is a town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Coorabakh National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Taree tour planner.

You can drive from Forster to Taree in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barrington.

Things to do in Taree

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
Wingham Brush Nature Reserve
Coorabakh National Park ©
Coorabakh National Park

1
night
Barrington

Barrington
You've now added Gloucester Tops Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bucketts Mountains, then trek along Gloucester Tops Trail, and then hike along Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Barrington day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Taree to Barrington takes 1.5 hours. September in Barrington sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Barrington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Bucketts Mountains

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie travel planner.

Traveling by car from Barrington to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Traveling from Barrington in September, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, and then learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip planner.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in September, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

2
nights
Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at New England Regional Art Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wollomombi Falls, then cruise along Waterfall Way, and finally do a tasting at Petersons Armidale Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at McCrossin's Mill Museum and then contemplate the long history of Saumarez Homestead.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Armidale day trip planning tool.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Armidale in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Armidale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

McCrossin's Mill Museum
Highlights from your plan
New England Regional Art Museum ©
New England Regional Art Museum
Wollomombi Falls ©
Wollomombi Falls
Saumarez Homestead ©
Saumarez Homestead

3
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, then appreciate the history behind Big Prawn, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Victoria Park Nature Reserve. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bundjalung National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ballina travel route planner.

Drive from Armidale to Ballina in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ballina can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Bundjalung National Park, Minyon Falls, Broken Head Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Lennox Head Beach
Lennox Head Beach
Bundjalung National Park
Bundjalung National Park

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