5 days in New South Wales Itinerary

5 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 1 night
Drive
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Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly

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Sydney

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then take a stroll through The Rocks, and then explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Katoomba

— 1 night
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 7th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nelson Bay

— 1 night
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Nelson Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Port Macquarie

— 1 night
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, then hike along Coastal walk, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nelson Bay in November, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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.