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:  3 h 30 min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Coffs Harbour
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Yamba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Byron Bay
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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 2nd (Sat): see a show at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then wander the streets of The Rocks, and finally stop by DUX Collection Sydney.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Port Macquarie

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 3rd (Sun): hike along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie journey app.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

few
hours
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Yamba

Yamba
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach, then kick back and relax at Main Beach Yamba, then stop by Beachside Bargains Yamba, and finally get engrossed in the history at Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yamba trip tool.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Yamba by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated, Spooky Beach
Highlights from your plan
Main Beach Yamba
Main Beach Yamba
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach

few
hours
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.
On the 5th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online holiday builder.

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

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas

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night
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.
On the 6th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route builder site.

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel tool.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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