29 days in New South Wales Itinerary

29 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Katoomba
— 5 nights
2
Newcastle
— 6 nights
3
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
4
Sydney
— 10 nights

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do your shopping at Odd Mountain and Teddy Sinclair. Get some cultural insight at Lost Bear Gallery and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets in Glenbrook--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, get great views at The Three Sisters, take a memorable tour with Tours, and browse for treasures at Victory Theatre Antique Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba travel route planning site.

London, UK to Katoomba is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Katoomba. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Leura, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Nook ©
The Nook
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll get in some beach time at Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ernest Hill Wines and World War One Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Cellito Beach (in Smiths Lake), Leogate Estate Wines (in Pokolbin) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve, get your game on at VRXP, look for all kinds of wild species at Munmorah State Conservation Area, and visit a coastal fixture at Nobbys Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle online trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Yengo National Park, Ernest Hill Wines, Cellito Beach, Leogate Estate Wines, Mount Sugarloaf
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Long Point Vineyard. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Macquarie: Hat Head National Park (in Hat Head), Wingham (Bent on Life & Wingham Brush Nature Reserve) and Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, learn about winemaking at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, and hike along Coastal walk.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Wingham, Hat Head National Park, Saltwater National Park
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Cadman's Cottage. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga), Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Manly Beach, pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online visit planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Cremorne Reserve, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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