16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Glenbrook
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Leura
— Few hours
drive:  30 min
4
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Sandy Hollow
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Armidale
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
11
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
12
Stanthorpe
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
13
Toowoomba
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
14
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
15
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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 Paddy's Market as well as Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours. On the 15th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight with Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Paddy's Market.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenbrook.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Shopping Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours ©
Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours

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Glenbrook

Glenbrook ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Lincoln's Rock and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glenbrook trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Glenbrook takes an hour. Traveling from Sydney in October, Glenbrook is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Leura.

Things to do in Glenbrook

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Lincoln's Rock
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

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hours
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. You've now added Leura Cascades to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Leura Cascades.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Leura road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Glenbrook to Leura in an hour. October in Leura sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.
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Leura Cascades ©
Leura Cascades

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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 Govetts Leap as well as Echo Point Lookout. On the 17th (Thu), get great views at Echo Point Lookout and then get great views at Govetts Leap.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba itinerary builder site.

Katoomba is very close to Leura. In October, daytime highs in Katoomba are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dubbo.
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Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

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night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Dundullimal Homestead, make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Dubbo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Sandy Hollow.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
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Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

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night
Sandy Hollow

Sandy Hollow ©
Sandy Hollow is a small rural town in New South Wales, Australia in Muswellbrook Shire. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the galleries of David Mahony Art Gallery, stop by Two Rivers Wines, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rosemount Estate.

Plan trip to Sandy Hollow with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Dubbo to Sandy Hollow in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sandy Hollow are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sandy Hollow

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Wineries

Side Trip

Denman
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Two Rivers Wines ©
Two Rivers Wines
David Mahony Art Gallery ©
David Mahony Art Gallery

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night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Watt Street Wharf, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, then stroll through Nobbys Beach, and finally let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sandy Hollow to Newcastle in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newcastle when traveling from Sandy Hollow in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley
Watt Street Wharf ©
Watt Street Wharf

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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 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

Find out how to plan Port Macquarie trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

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night
Armidale

Armidale
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Dangars Falls, then explore and take pictures at Waterfall Way, and then steep yourself in history at Booloominbah Historic House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Armidale trip website.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Armidale in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Armidale

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour road trip planning site.

Getting from Armidale to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ballina trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Ballina in 3 hours. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Ballina. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Ballina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail ©
Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail

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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Wallangara Train Station, do a tasting at Savina Lane Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Casley Mount Hutton Winery, and finally do a tasting at Summit Estate Wines.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stanthorpe trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Stanthorpe in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wallangara Train Station, Savina Lane Wines, Summit Estate Wines
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Casley Mount Hutton Winery ©
Casley Mount Hutton Winery
Wallangara Train Station ©
Wallangara Train Station
Summit Estate Wines ©
Summit Estate Wines

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. On the 26th (Sat), walk around Laurel Bank Park, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, then stop by Tosari Galleries, and finally walk around Queens Park Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Toowoomba trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Stanthorpe to Toowoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Toowoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Brisbane.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Queens Park Botanic Gardens ©
Queens Park Botanic Gardens
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD ©
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD
Laurel Bank Park ©
Laurel Bank Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip builder.

Take a bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Toowoomba, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park.

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

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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