25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Fingal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Tweed Heads
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Surfers Paradise
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4​h
End: Dunedin

5
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 The Royal Botanic Garden, Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Head to Teddy Sinclair and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcadefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, and look for gifts at Aesop.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation maker site .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dunedin to Sydney. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fingal Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Manly, Bondi to Coogee Walk, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
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 Katoomba Falls. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls, and then wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hartley Historic Village, then see the interesting displays at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Henry Cliff Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fingal Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hartley Historic Village
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

1
night
Fingal Bay

Fingal Bay ©
You've now added Tomaree National Park to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Box Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fingal Bay travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Fingal Bay by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Fingal Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Fingal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Box Beach, Port Stephens Shell Museum
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Box Beach ©
Box Beach
Tomaree National Park ©
Tomaree National Park
Port Stephens Shell Museum ©
Port Stephens Shell Museum

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nobbys Head, King Edward Park and FogHorn Brewhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at King Edward Park, take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head, stroll through Newcastle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Beach, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at FogHorn Brewhouse.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Newcastle trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fingal Bay to Newcastle takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Port Macquarie on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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King Edward Park ©
King Edward Park
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Nobbys Head ©
Nobbys Head

3
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.
You've added Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie Museum, Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Coastal walk and Hastings River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flynns Book Cafe and Innes Ruins. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Port Macquarie Historic Court House and do a tasting at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Newcastle to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Newcastle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island as well as North Coast Regional Botanic Garden. Explore hidden gems such as Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and Coffs Central Shopping Centre. Head to Park Beach Plaza and Twilight Food Marketfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Coffs Harbour Regional Museum, take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty, and indulge your taste buds at Artisti Coffee Roasters.

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You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off toTweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Shopping Parks Nature
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Park Beach Plaza ©
Park Beach Plaza
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island ©
Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island
Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour ©

3
nights
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Snapper Rocks, 1st on Wharf, Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and other attractions you added. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tugun Beach and Coolangatta Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tweed Heads trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tweed Heads can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Surfers Paradise on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

4
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Wax Museum, Infinity Attraction, Surfer's Paradise Beach, and other attractions.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Surfers Paradise online visit planner .

You can drive from Tweed Heads to Surfers Paradise in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
The Wax Museum ©
The Wax Museum

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