9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Yamba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Toronto

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through The Rocks, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, hike along Coastal walk, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Spas

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Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Turners Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Main Beach Yamba, then experience rural life at Cardiff Alpacas, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Angourie Walking Track.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Yamba takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Port Macquarie in May, you will find days in Yamba are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cardiff Alpacas
Highlights from your plan
Turners Beach ©
Turners Beach
Cardiff Alpacas ©
Cardiff Alpacas
Angourie Walking Track
Angourie Walking Track

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): trek along Cape Byron Walking Track and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay visit planning website.

You can drive from Yamba to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Trails Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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hours
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
To plan Gold Coast vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then stroll around Roma Street Parkland.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brisbane planning app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

Plan a Fraser Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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