12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  6​h
1
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Armidale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Currimundi
— 6 nights
End: Currimundi

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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Riverina and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wagga Wagga trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne to Wagga Wagga is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wagga Wagga, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

Parks Museums
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Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens ©
Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens
Museum of the Riverina ©
Museum of the Riverina

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Dubbo Gaol and then learn about winemaking at Red Earth Estate.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubbo route planner .

Getting from Wagga Wagga to Dubbo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Dubbo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Dubbo

Wineries Historic Sites
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Red Earth Estate ©
Red Earth Estate
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

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Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): cruise along Waterfall Way, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Drummond Apex Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Armidale trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Dubbo to Armidale in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Armidale

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Drummond Apex Lookout ©
Drummond Apex Lookout

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour visit planner .

Traveling by car from Armidale to Coffs Harbour takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Trails Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in December, you will find days in Byron Bay are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Currimundi.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas & Wellness

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Currimundi

Currimundi ©
Currimundi is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, located within the Caloundra urban centre 5km north of Caloundra. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Dularcha National Park. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Rockit Climbing Gym, find something for the whole family at The Ole Lollie Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, and contemplate the waterfront views at Currimundi Lake.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Currimundi online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Currimundi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Currimundi

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Palmview, Tanawha, Warana, Kawana Shoppingworld, The Big Boing Indoor Trampoline Parks
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Currimundi Lake ©
Currimundi Lake
Rockit Climbing Gym ©
Rockit Climbing Gym