9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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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
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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Twin Featherz.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Australia Zoo
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, get outside with Watersports Guru, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Norries Head, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Watersports Guru, Norries Head
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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk, thendon't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Byron Bay in January, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Coastal walk, thenidentify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie travel route builder tool.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Coffs Harbour in January: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gosford.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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), meet the residents at Australian Reptile Park, take some stellar pictures from Marie Byles Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Avoca Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Gosford route maker site.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Gosford in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, you will find days in Gosford are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow 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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