10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney online travel planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, get outside with Evans Lookout, and stroll through Narrow Neck Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Nelson Bay

— 1 night
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 31st (Thu), get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Swim Australia and then see 4WD Tag-Along & Passenger Tours.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay itinerary planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Nelson Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Nelson Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.