30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

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Sydney
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Blackheath
— 1 night
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Pokolbin
— 2 nights
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Armidale
— 1 night
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Fraser Island
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Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Whitsunday Island
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Sydney

— 3 nights

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.
You've added Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Government House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, ponder the world of politics at Government House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary website.

Brussels, Belgium to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Blackheath

— 1 night
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
You've now added The National Pass to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Blackheath day trip site.

Drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, Blackheath is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Pokolbin.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Pokolbin

— 2 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Krinklewood Vineyard. On the 8th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Krinklewood Vineyard. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Thomas Wines and then do a tasting at Tintilla Estate Wines.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Pokolbin tour planner.

You can drive from Blackheath to Pokolbin in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Armidale

— 1 night
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. You've added Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Point Lookout, Cathedral Rock National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Cathedral Rock National Park, explore and take pictures at Waterfall Way, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ebor Falls.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Armidale vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Armidale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Armidale

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Coffs Harbour

— 1 night
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 11th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour day trip planner.

Drive from Armidale to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Byron Bay

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Cape Byron Walking Track to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then hunt for treasures at Byron Bay Farmers Market, and finally stroll through Wategos Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
You've added West End, City Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, walk around South Bank Parklands, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, see a show at Brisbane Powerhouse, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and finally visit West End.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday builder.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Byron Bay in October, with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Nomads Fraser Island Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nomads Fraser Island Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Seventeen Seventy

— 2 nights
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Your day by day itinerary now includes 1770 Liquid Adventures. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Paperbark Forest Walk and then get a new perspective on things with 1770 Liquid Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy driving holiday site.

Traveling by ferry from Fraser Island to Seventeen Seventy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, bus, and taxi. October in Seventeen Seventy sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Your day by day itinerary now includes GSL Aviation as well as Whitsundays Sailing Adventures.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach route builder.

Getting from Seventeen Seventy to Airlie Beach by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Whitsunday Island

— 4 nights
Whitsunday Island is known for beaches and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Whitsunday Island. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.5
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.