18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
1
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Wahroonga
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Bellingen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Byron Bay
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Thornleigh
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Wollongong
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Canberra

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online tour planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Canberra. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wahroonga.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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night
Wahroonga

Wahroonga ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lane Cove National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wahroonga trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Wahroonga by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wahroonga, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Bellingen.

Things to do in Wahroonga

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lane Cove National Park
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Lane Cove National Park ©
Lane Cove National Park

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night
Bellingen

Bellingen ©
Bellingen is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stop by Old Butter Factory, explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, then take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at North Beach Recreation & Bowling Club.

Before you visit Bellingen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wahroonga to Bellingen. In January in Bellingen, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Bellingen

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Urunga, North Beach Recreation & Bowling Club
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North Beach Recreation & Bowling Club ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk

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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.
Kids will enjoy Pippi Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's much more to do: trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, stroll through Belongil Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bellingen to Byron Bay in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thornleigh.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yamba, Lennox Head, Kingscliff, Broken Head, Ballina
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
The Farm Byron Bay ©
The Farm Byron Bay

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hours
Thornleigh

Thornleigh ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at The Children's Bookshop and then identify plant and animal life at Koala Park Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Thornleigh with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Byron Bay to Thornleigh in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Thornleigh sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Thornleigh

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Koala Park Sanctuary, The Children's Bookshop
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The Children's Bookshop ©
The Children's Bookshop

6
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Bring the kids along to Jamberoo Action Park and Shoalhaven Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wollongong: Kiama (Kiama Blowhole & Kiama Harbour), Jervis Bay (Hyams Beach & Booderee National Park) and St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra (in Nowra). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnamurra Falls, experience rural life at Appleshack at Glenbernie Orchard, stop by The Treat Factory, and don't miss a visit to Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Wollongong travel site .

Traveling by car from Thornleigh to Wollongong takes 2 hours. In January in Wollongong, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kiama, Jervis Bay, Jamberoo, Nowra, Symbio Wildlife Park
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Jamberoo Action Park ©
Jamberoo Action Park
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

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