9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Greenwich
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Yandina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Greenwich

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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 11th (Sun): explore the activities along Hastings River and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie road trip planner .

Greenwich to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Greenwich in August, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. You will leave for Byron Bay on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hastings River ©
Hastings River
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), get great views at Fisherman's Lookout.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Byron Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in August, expect nights in Byron Bay to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pat Morton Lookout, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Fisherman's Lookout ©
Fisherman's Lookout
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Anglican Cathedral ©
St. John's Anglican Cathedral
Helicopter Tours

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night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): catch some excitement at Noosa Horses and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Noosa travel route planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Yandina.

Things to do in Noosa

Casinos Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Noosa Horses
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Noosa Horses ©
Noosa Horses
Mount Tinbeerwah ©
Mount Tinbeerwah
Watermelon Red ©
Watermelon Red

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Yandina

Yandina ©
Yandina is a town and locality in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at The Real McCaul, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and then hunt for treasures at Yandina Markets.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yandina vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Noosa to Yandina in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Yandina can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Yandina

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Real McCaul
Highlights from your plan
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Mount Ninderry ©
Mount Ninderry

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Baldwin Swamp Environment Park and then browse the collection at Bundaberg Regional Libraries.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg road trip planning app .

You can drive from Yandina to Bundaberg in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Swamp Environment Park ©
Baldwin Swamp Environment Park

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Opal Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Wynnum Esplanade.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip builder .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wynnum Esplanade
Highlights from your plan
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum

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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 18th (Sun), get great views at Mutton Bird Island Lookout, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Two Tails Wines
Highlights from your plan
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout
Two Tails Wines ©
Two Tails Wines

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