7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive
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North Stradbroke Island
— 1 day
Ferry to Emmett Drive at Toondah Harbour Ferry, Fly to Gosford
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Gosford
— 1 night
Fly
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Canberra
— 1 night
Fly
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Penrith
— 1 night
Fly
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Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive
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Glen Innes
— 1 night
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly

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North Stradbroke Island

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along North Gorge Walk, and finally take in the waterfront at Amity Point Jetty.

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Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gosford.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Beaches

Gosford

— 1 night
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Australian Reptile Park, then admire the sheer force of Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds, and then kick back and relax at Terrigal Beach.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from North Stradbroke Island to Gosford takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In July, Gosford is slightly colder than North Stradbroke Island - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Canberra.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Canberra

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get curious at Questacon, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra itinerary planner.

Fly from Gosford to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gosford in July; daily highs in Canberra reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Penrith.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums

Penrith

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the views from Lennox Bridge, stroll the grounds of Faulconbridge Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally get outside with Trees Adventure Grose River Park.

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You can fly from Canberra to Penrith in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in July; daily highs in Penrith reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dubbo.

Things to do in Penrith

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dubbo

— 1 night
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubbo trip planner.

You can fly from Penrith to Dubbo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Penrith in July: highs in Dubbo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glen Innes.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Glen Innes

— 1 night
Glen Innes is a parish and town on the Northern Tablelands, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Gawura Gallery, relax in the rural setting at The Super Strawberry, then get engrossed in the history at Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre, and finally make a trip to Australian Standing Stones.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glen Innes trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dubbo to Glen Innes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Glen Innes

Museums · Shopping

Coffs Harbour

— 1 night
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, and then get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour holiday planner.

Drive from Glen Innes to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.