9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route planner
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Sydney
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Caloundra
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Sydney

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Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 1 night

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Craig Parry Photography, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wategos Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Byron Bay trip maker site.

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caloundra.
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Caloundra — 2 nights

On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Caloundra journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Caloundra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast journey maker app.

You can drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 1 night

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 (Sat): don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, kick back and relax at North Haven Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pilot Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip site.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney

The Harbour City

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.
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