16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

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
5
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sandy Hollow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Newcastle
— 1 night
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), hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the next day, see the top attractions with Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Paddy's Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Glenbrook.

Things to do in Sydney

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

few
hours
Glenbrook

Glenbrook ©
Glenbrook is an affluent suburb of the Lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glenbrook trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Glenbrook by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Sydney in October, Glenbrook is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Glenbrook

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Wentworth Falls
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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leura Cascades.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leura tour planning tool .

Drive from Glenbrook to Leura in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Katoomba.
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Leura Cascades ©
Leura Cascades

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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 Govetts Leap as well as Echo Point Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba tour itinerary planner.

Katoomba is just a short distance from Leura. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dubbo.
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Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Dundullimal Homestead, then make a trip to Western Plains Cultural Centre, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dubbo day trip site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Dubbo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Dubbo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sandy Hollow.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Historic Sites
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Dundullimal Homestead ©
Dundullimal Homestead
Western Plains Cultural Centre ©
Western Plains Cultural Centre

1
night
Sandy Hollow

Sandy Hollow ©
Sandy Hollow is a small rural town in New South Wales, Australia in Muswellbrook Shire. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at David Mahony Art Gallery, then stop by Two Rivers Wines, and then do a tasting at Rosemount Estate.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sandy Hollow road trip site .

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Sandy Hollow takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sandy Hollow

Shopping Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Denman
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Two Rivers Wines ©
Two Rivers Wines

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Watt Street Wharf, then admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley, then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle day trip app .

You can drive from Sandy Hollow to Newcastle in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sandy Hollow in October since evenings lows in Newcastle dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Fun & Games
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley

1
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 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip maker app .

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in October, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

1
night
Armidale

Armidale
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Dangars Falls, take a memorable drive along Waterfall Way, and then steep yourself in history at Booloominbah Historic House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Armidale road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Armidale takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Armidale

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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night
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 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Armidale to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. October in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife
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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, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ballina day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Ballina takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coffs Harbour in October since evenings lows in Ballina dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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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night
Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wallangara Train Station, do a tasting at Savina Lane Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, then do a tasting at Casley Mount Hutton Winery, and finally do a tasting at Summit Estate Wines.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanthorpe travel planning tool .

You can drive from Ballina to Stanthorpe in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Wallangara Train Station, Summit Estate Wines, Savina Lane 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 Garden, then stop by Tosari Galleries, and finally stroll around Queens Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Toowoomba trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Stanthorpe to Toowoomba in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Toowoomba

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Toowoomba to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Toowoomba in October, expect nights in Brisbane to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. 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. You will leave for Glenbrook on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

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