30 days in New South Wales Itinerary

30 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dubbo
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Billum

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Katoomba

— 6 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Blast Furnace Park (in Lithgow), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and hike along The Giant Stairway.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba road trip tool.

Billum, Denmark to Katoomba is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Billum to Katoomba. Traveling from Billum in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubbo.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Dubbo

— 1 night
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 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubbo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Dubbo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Dubbo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Sydney

— 6 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool.

Fly from Dubbo to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Dubbo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Newcastle

— 4 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Oakvale Wildlife Park (in Williamtown), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours (in Nelson Bay). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, stroll around Speers Point Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Blacksmiths Beach, and see the interesting displays at Miss Porter's House.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle online trip builder.

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 3 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Forster (Forster Yoga Studio, Amaroo Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruises, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Coastal walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie attractions planning site.

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Newcastle in June: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Coffs Harbour

— 3 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Go for a jaunt from Coffs Harbour to Dorrigo to see Parque Nacional de Dorrigo about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, stroll through Park Beach, let little ones run wild at Brelsford Park Playground, and pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park.

Planning Coffs Harbour trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in June, you will find days in Coffs Harbour are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 4 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.
Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with Blue Bay Whale Watching, take in the exciting artwork at Thomgallery, and stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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.