11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Lennox Head
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Charlottes Pass
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
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.
On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Norries Head, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, then stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Byron Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Byron Bay, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lennox Head.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Norries Head
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Norries Head ©
Norries Head

1
night
Lennox Head

Lennox Head ©
On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout, and then take in the waterfront at Lennox Head Boardwalk.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lennox Head online itinerary planner .

Lennox Head is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In August, daily temperatures in Lennox Head can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlottes Pass.

Things to do in Lennox Head

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach

2
nights
Charlottes Pass

Charlottes Pass ©
Charlottes Pass is known for winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Charlotte Pass, hike along Thredbo River Track, stroll through Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, and take a leisurely stroll along Snow Gums Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlottes Pass journey builder site .

Explore your travel options from Lennox Head to Charlottes Pass with the Route module. When traveling from Lennox Head in August, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Charlottes Pass: temperatures range from 12°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlottes Pass

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kosciuszko National Park, Perisher Valley, Thredbo River Track
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Charlotte Pass ©
Charlotte Pass
Charlotte Pass Ski Resort ©
Charlotte Pass Ski Resort
Catholic Church ©
Catholic Church

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