22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Sydney
— 5 nights
2
Newcastle
— 3 nights
3
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
4
Merimbula
— 1 night
5
Batemans Bay
— 4 nights
6
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelly Beach and Terrigal Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, visit Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in February, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Bronte Beach, Terrigal Beach, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nobbys Beach and Fort Scratchley. Escape the urban bustle at Tomaree Head and Bennetts Beach. Take a break from Newcastle with a short trip to Fingal Bay Beach in Fingal Bay, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Inner City Winemakers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Newcastle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inner City Winemakers, Bennetts Beach, Fingal Bay Beach, Tomaree Head
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step out of the city life by going to Coastal walk and Scotts Head Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tacking Point Lighthouse and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Step out of Port Macquarie with an excursion to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in South West Rocks--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, experience rural life at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, and learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Macquarie vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in February, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Smoky Cape Lighthouse, Scotts Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie ©
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie

1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Short Point Recreation Reserve and then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Merimbula trip maker app.

Getting from Port Macquarie to Merimbula by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for little chillier nights in Merimbula, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Pambula Beach, Killer Whale Museum
Highlights from your plan
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Pambula Beach ©
Pambula Beach
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk

4
nights
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
You'll get in some beach time at Pebbly Beach and Tomakin Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Malua Bay Beach and Reva at Tilba. Get out of town with these interesting Batemans Bay side-trips: Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock (in Narooma) and Tilba Sweet Spot (in Central Tilba). It doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Mogo Wildlife Park and look for gifts at Hidden Treasures Mogo.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Batemans Bay trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Batemans Bay takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Batemans Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mogo, Central Tilba, Malua Bay Beach, Tomakin Beach, Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock
Highlights from your plan
Pebbly Beach ©
Pebbly Beach
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Tilba Sweet Spot ©
Tilba Sweet Spot

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
We've included these beaches for you: Hyams Beach and Blenheim Beach. Get in touch with nature at Greenfield Beach and Murrays Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bendalong Beach in Bendalong (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Callala Beach and steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Batemans Bay to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

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