61 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Newcastle
— 6 nights
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Fingal Bay
— 2 nights
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Forster
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
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Yamba
— 4 nights
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Ballina
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Wollongong
— 5 nights
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Nowra
— 3 nights
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Tanja
— 1 night
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Perisher Valley
— 2 nights
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Wodonga
— 5 nights
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Wee Jasper
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Customs House. Step out of the city life by going to Tamarama Beach and Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Cronulla to see Cronulla Beach Walk about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks, and stop by Volle Jewellery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 6 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get in touch with nature at Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours and Stockton Sand Dunes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine D Road Tours and Fighter World. Venture out of the city with trips to Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba), Briar Ridge Vineyard (in Mount View) and Pokolbin (Leogate Estate Wines & Scarborough Wine Co). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Merewether Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Bathers Way Coastal Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Newcastle trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fingal Bay.
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Fingal Bay — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point Stephens Lighthouse. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tomaree National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Fingal Bay travel route planner.

Drive from Newcastle to Fingal Bay in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Fingal Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Forster.
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Forster — 5 nights

Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Get outdoors at Amaroo Cruises and Seven Mile Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Seal Rocks Lighthouse and The Green Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forster: Sandbar Beach (in Smiths Lake), Villa d'Esta Vineyard (in Dyers Crossing) and Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc. (in Taree). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Tuncurry Rock Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Seal Rocks, and view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Forster day trip site.

You can drive from Fingal Bay to Forster in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 5 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get in touch with nature at Ellenborough Falls and Hastings River. Explore hidden gems such as Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze and Breakwall Waking Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse & Trial Bay Gaol) and The Slim Dusty Centre (in Kempsey). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Port Macquarie Museum, take an exotic tour of Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, admire the striking features of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip planner.

Getting from Forster to Port Macquarie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Forster in November: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 5 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Visiting Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island and Ulidarra National Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dangar Falls and Coffs Harbour Jetty. Explore Coffs Harbour's surroundings by going to Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point) and Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout, explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Yamba.
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Yamba — 4 nights

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yamba Museum and Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated. Relax by the water at Pippi Beach and Iluka. Explore Yamba's surroundings by going to Iluka Rainforest Walking Track (in Iluka) and New Italy (in Woodburn). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba, enjoy the sea views from Yamba Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spooky Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yamba day trip app.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Yamba in 2 hours. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yamba, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ballina.
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Ballina — 2 nights

Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. On the 3rd (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundjalung National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ballina driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Yamba to Ballina by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Ballina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wategos Beach and Belongil Beach. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Minyon Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Murwillumbah (Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah & Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Truly Tea, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Pass Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay online trip planner.

Byron Bay is very close to Ballina. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Wollongong.
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Wollongong — 5 nights

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Nan Tien Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Booderee National Park and Saddleback Mountain Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wollongong: Wirrimbirra Sanctuary (in Bargo), Sea Cliff Bridge (in Coalcliff) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Jervis Bay National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track, and admire the natural beauty at Wollongong Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wollongong holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Byron Bay to Wollongong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Wollongong can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Nowra.
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Nowra — 3 nights

Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fleet Air Arm Museum and Callala Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Fitzroy Falls and Coolendel. Change things up with these side-trips from Nowra: Cupitts Winery (in Ulladulla) and Bungonia National Park (in Bungonia). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nowra tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Nowra takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tanja.
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Tanja — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): soak in some Japanese tradition at Meraki Eco-Retreat and then explore the striking landscape of Mimosa Rocks National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tanja day trip planner.

Drive from Nowra to Tanja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nowra in December, you will find days in Tanja are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Perisher Valley.
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Perisher Valley — 2 nights

Perisher Valley, commonly called Perisher, is a valley formed below Mount Perisher, a mountain that is located in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.Located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the valley is the site of one of four resort bases of the Perisher Ski Resort, which also comprises Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. On the 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Thredbo Valley Track, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tom Groggin Campground. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascades Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kosciuszko National Park.

To see maps and tourist information, read Perisher Valley day trip planning website.

Drive from Tanja to Perisher Valley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tanja in December, Perisher Valley is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wodonga.
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Wodonga — 5 nights

Wodonga is a city on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300km north-east of Melbourne, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beechworth Historic Courthouse and Pfeiffer Wines. Visiting The Bike Hire Company and Lake Hume will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Wodonga: Lake Moodemere Estate (in Rutherglen), Holbrook Submarine Museum (in Holbrook) and Beechworth (Burke Museum, Woolshed Waterfalls, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along High Country Rail Trail, learn about winemaking at Brown Brothers Winery, and admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wodonga trip planning website.

You can drive from Perisher Valley to Wodonga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Wodonga is somewhat warmer than Perisher Valley - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Wee Jasper.
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Wee Jasper — 2 nights

Wee Jasper is a village in the Goodradigbee valley at the western foot of the Brindabella Ranges, near Burrinjuck Dam in New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire. On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, then get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and then do a tasting at Long Rail Gully Wines. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wee Jasper Reserves, then get a dose of the wild on Carey's Cave, Gem of Wee Jasper, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reflections Holiday Parks Burrinjuck Waters.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wee Jasper tour planner.

Traveling by car from Wodonga to Wee Jasper takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Wodonga in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wee Jasper, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 5 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at The National Pass and Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. Step off the beaten path and head to Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: The Foundations Portland (in Portland), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit (in Bathurst). There's much more to do: stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and identify plant and animal life at Katoomba Cascades.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour site.

You can drive from Wee Jasper to Katoomba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Wee Jasper in December, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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Kosciuszko National Park travel guide

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