15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Orange
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tooraweenah
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Tamworth
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Newcastle
— 1 day
7
Port Macquarie
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
8
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Stanthorpe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Toowoomba
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
12
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
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 Sydney Fish Market. On the 20th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Paddy's Market, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Paddy's Market ©
Paddy's Market

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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 Jenolan Caves, Govetts Leap and Echo Point Lookout. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, then make a trip to Leura Cascades, and finally make a trip to Echo Point Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Govetts Leap, explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, and then admire the natural beauty at Cook Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Katoomba online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Cook Park, Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Sublime Point Lookout ©
Sublime Point Lookout

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Orange

Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orange travel website .

You can drive from Katoomba to Orange in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in October, Orange is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tooraweenah.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Tooraweenah

Tooraweenah ©
Tooraweenah is a small village just off the Newell Highway about 44km north east of Gilgandra in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandstone Caves. On the 24th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Sandstone Caves.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tooraweenah trip planner .

Getting from Orange to Tooraweenah by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tamworth.

Things to do in Tooraweenah

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sandstone Caves
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Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves

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Tamworth

Tamworth ©
Tamworth is a city in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Singleton Sundial and then steep yourself in history at Maitland Gaol.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tamworth tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Tooraweenah to Tamworth in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Tamworth

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maitland Gaol, Singleton Sundial
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Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
Singleton Sundial ©
Singleton Sundial

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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 Bennetts Head Lookout as well as The Obelisk. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with The Bogey Hole, pause for some photo ops at The Obelisk, then take some stellar pictures from Bennetts Head Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Tamworth to Newcastle in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bennetts Head Lookout, Tacking Point Lighthouse
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Bennetts Head Lookout ©
Bennetts Head Lookout
The Obelisk ©
The Obelisk

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), trek along Coastal walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie day trip planning tool .

Getting from Newcastle to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in October, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

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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.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour online journey planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in October, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get great views at Ballina Head Lookout.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ballina tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Ballina takes 3 hours. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ballina, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Ballina

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Ballina Head Lookout ©
Ballina Head Lookout

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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Wallangara Train Station, take in the exciting artwork at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, then do a tasting at Casley Mount Hutton Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lawdogs Australia, and finally examine the collection at Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanthorpe visit planning site .

You can drive from Ballina to Stanthorpe in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Wallangara Train Station
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Lawdogs Australia ©
Lawdogs Australia
Wallangara Train Station ©
Wallangara Train Station
Casley Mount Hutton Winery ©
Casley Mount Hutton Winery

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll around Laurel Bank Park and then stroll around Queens Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Toowoomba holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Stanthorpe to Toowoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Brisbane.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks
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Queens Park ©
Queens Park
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.
To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Toowoomba to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Toowoomba in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Tours
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New Farm Park ©
New Farm Park
New Farm River Walk ©
New Farm River Walk
Helicopter Tours

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Theme Parks
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