13 days in New South Wales Itinerary

13 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Armidale
— 1 night
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Mudgee
— 1 night
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Dubbo
— 2 nights
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Cowra
— 1 night
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Orange
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Yamba
— 1 night
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Armidale

— 1 night
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Saumarez Homestead, then contemplate the long history of Booloominbah Historic House, then cruise along Waterfall Way, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Armidale trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Armidale is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Armidale

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Mudgee

— 1 night
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 4th (Tue), do a tasting at Burnbrae Wines, then stroll through The Drip Gorge, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Mudgee tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Armidale to Mudgee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Dubbo

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Red Earth Estate, admire the landmark architecture of Dundullimal Homestead, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo visit site.

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Dubbo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. May in Dubbo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cowra.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Cowra

— 1 night
Cowra is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese War Cemetery, then make a trip to Cowra Prisoner of War Camp, then admire the natural beauty at Cowra Japanese Garden, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Bellevue Hill Reserve and Lookout.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cowra vacation builder app.

You can drive from Dubbo to Cowra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.

Things to do in Cowra

Parks · Historic Sites

Orange

— 2 nights
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Cook Park, learn about winemaking at Rowlee Wines, then explore the activities along Lake Canobolas, and finally make a trip to Pinnacle Lookout. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Patina Wines, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orange trip website.

Getting from Cowra to Orange by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Orange

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: get great views at The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Orange to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Newcastle

— 1 night
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 14th (Fri), deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, then examine the collection at Miss Porter's House, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Newcastle using our trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Newcastle are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Yamba

— 1 night
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spooky Beach, kick back and relax at Main Beach Yamba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach, and finally tee off at Yamba Golf and Country Club.

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Getting from Newcastle to Yamba by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
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.