5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Nelson Bay
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Byron Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Orange
— 1 night
End: Sydney

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 17th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip planner .

Sydney to Nelson Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Tomaree Head
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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nelson Bay to Byron Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In March, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 20th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Brisbane in March, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Orange.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

1
night
Orange

Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orange trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Orange takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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