21 days in New South Wales & Philippines Itinerary

21 days in New South Wales & Philippines Itinerary

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Port Macquarie, Australia
— 1 night
Drive
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Byron Bay, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Puerto Princesa Airport
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly
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Coron, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Huskisson
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Huskisson, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights

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Port Macquarie, Australia

— 1 night
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 8th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

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

Sydney to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Byron Bay, Australia

— 2 nights
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 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Lennox Head Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay trip tool.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in February: highs in Byron Bay hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 1 night

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Sabang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Baker's Hill and then explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Byron Bay to Puerto Princesa. Traveling from Byron Bay to Puerto Princesa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Byron Bay in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Puerto Princesa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Coron, Philippines

— 3 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Tapyas and Coral Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Twin Lagoon and Sunken Japanese Wrecks. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, stop by Makulit Shop, and step off the mainland to explore Malcapuya Island.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coron travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Boracay, Philippines

— 2 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at White Beach, then stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), then stroll through Diniwid Beach, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. February in Boracay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

El Nido, Philippines

— 4 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Visit Las Cabanas Beach and Seven Commando Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Snake Island (Vigan Island) and Duli Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hidden Beach, stroll through Marimegmeg Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Nido travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Huskisson.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Huskisson, Australia

— 2 nights
Huskisson is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Callala Beach and then learn the secrets of viniculture at Cupitts Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Booderee National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyams Beach.

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Explore your travel options from El Nido to Huskisson with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from El Nido to Huskisson. In February in Huskisson, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Huskisson

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Palm Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls Lookout in Wentworth Falls, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, visit The Rocks, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Huskisson to Sydney takes 3 hours. Traveling from Huskisson in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

New South Wales travel guide

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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.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.