44 days in New South Wales Itinerary

44 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kiama
— 5 nights
Drive
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Narooma
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Nelson Bay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay
— 6 nights
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Katoomba

— 7 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, get great views at The Three Sisters, and admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Katoomba tour itinerary builder app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Katoomba is an approximately 27.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Katoomba is 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Katoomba: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kiama.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Kiama

— 5 nights
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Kiama is known for nature, trails, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Jamberoo Action Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Boneyard Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, and get outside with Bombo Headland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kiama travel route planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Kiama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Katoomba in December: highs in Kiama hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Narooma.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Narooma

— 5 nights
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narooma: Tomakin (Barlings Beach & Tomakin Beach), Tathra Beach (in Tathra) and Broulee (Broulee Beach & Total Eco Adventures). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with Underwater Safaris, relax and rejuvenate at Why Knot Chinese Massage, kick back and relax at Safety Bar Beach (South), and look for gifts at Reva at Tilba.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Narooma online tour planner.

Getting from Kiama to Narooma by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiama in January, you will find days in Narooma are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Narooma

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sydney

— 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Narooma to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Narooma in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Nelson Bay

— 6 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Nelson Bay side-trips: Barrington (Gloucester Tops Trail & Copeland Tops State Conservation Area), Fighter World (in Williamtown) and Hawks Nest (Jimmy's Beach & Winda Woppa Reserve). There's much more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Swim Australia, kick back and relax at One Mile Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Stephens Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tomaree Head.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nelson Bay trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Sydney to Nelson Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coffs Harbour

— 5 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Get out of town with these interesting Coffs Harbour side-trips: Nambucca Heads (Shelly Beach & Nambucca Heads Beach), Dangar Falls (in Dorrigo) and Sweet Bellingen (in Bellingen). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, head off the coast to South Solitary Island, and take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Nelson Bay to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Books and Stuff (in Lismore), Yamba (Main Beach Yamba & Pippi Beach) and Good Vibes Pilates & Yoga (in Tweed Heads). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with Sundive Byron Bay, take in the waterfront at Lennox Head Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Tallow Beach, and explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.