32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
4
Newcastle
— 5 nights
5
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
6
Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
7
Surfers Paradise
— 7 nights

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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 day by day itinerary now includes Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip maker.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lithgow Visitor Information Centre as well as Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza. On the 10th (Sun), get interesting insight from Zig Zag Railway and then get all the information you need at Lithgow Visitor Information Centre. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Giant Stairway, get great views at The Three Sisters, then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba online trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lithgow
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Katoomba Cascades ©
Katoomba Cascades
Katoomba Falls ©
Katoomba Falls

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Rocks Walking Tours, Chinatown and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, then gain interesting insight with The Rocks Walking Tours, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder website.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Katoomba in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
The Rocks Walking Tours ©
The Rocks Walking Tours

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your list of things to see and do now includes King Edward Park, Newcastle Ocean Baths, Nobbys Head, and other attractions. Get outdoors at Newcastle Beach and Horseshoe Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head
Newcastle Ocean Baths ©
Newcastle Ocean Baths

5
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Macquarie Museum, Tacking Point Lighthouse and Glasshouse Port Macquarie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flynns Book Cafe and Port Macquarie Historic Court House.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip tool.

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
Glasshouse Port Macquarie ©
Glasshouse Port Macquarie

5
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You've added Forest Sky Pier, The Clog Barn, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Coffs Central Shopping Centre or Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and Coffs Harbour Jetty. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour driving holiday site.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island ©
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island

7
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
You've added Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, Surfers Paradise River Cruises, Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coolangatta Beach and Chris Cunningham Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Surfers Paradise: Coolangatta (Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse & Snapper Rocks) and 1st on Wharf (in Tweed Heads). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Surfers Paradise road trip app.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Surfers Paradise, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Surfers Paradise River Cruises ©
Surfers Paradise River Cruises
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse

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