9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Gosford
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, SunJet Simulations
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, head outdoors with Watersports Guru, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Norries Head, then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip maker .

Drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Norries Head, Watersports Guru
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour online route builder .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in January: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Boardwalk
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Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk

1
night
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 15th (Wed): trek along Coastal walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
night
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. On the 16th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australian Reptile Park, then get great views at Marie Byles Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Avoca Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gosford online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Gosford in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in January: highs in Gosford hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Marie Byles Lookout, Avoca Beach
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Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Avoca Beach ©
Avoca Beach
Marie Byles Lookout ©
Marie Byles Lookout

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