50 days in New South Wales Itinerary

50 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales itinerary planner

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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Newcastle
— 5 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 5 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dubbo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Broken Hill
— 4 nights
Fly
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Wollongong
— 5 nights
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Katoomba
— 8 nights
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Sydney

— 8 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Newcastle

— 5 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Pokolbin (Waverley Estate, Harkham Wines, &more), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, visit a coastal fixture at Norah Head Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Shepherds Hill Fort, and walk around Speers Point Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle visit site.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Newcastle are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 5 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vasnas Designs (in Wauchope), North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and Manning Valley Historical Museum (in Wingham). There's still lots to do: trek along Coastal walk, visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wallis Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie visit site.

You can drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in May, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coffs Harbour: Theblackhole (in Bellingen), Dorrigo (Parque Nacional de Dorrigo & New England National Park) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Urunga Boardwalk, have fun at Brelsford Park Playground, make a trip to The Big Banana Fun Park, and grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in May: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 5 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 Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Lennox Head Boardwalk (in Lennox Head) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Bundjalung National Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay vacation builder app.

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dubbo.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Dubbo

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Dubbo's surroundings by going to Parkes (CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, War Memorial, &more), Mudgee (SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery & Distillery Tours) and Warrumbungle National Park (in Coonabarabran). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, explore the activities along Maquarie River, and steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dubbo trip maker.

You can fly from Byron Bay to Dubbo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Dubbo is slightly colder than Byron Bay - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Broken Hill

— 4 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore Broken Hill's surroundings by going to Silverton (Day Dream Mine & Mundi Mundi Lookout) and Kinchega National Park (in Menindee). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, take in the exciting artwork at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, admire the masterpieces at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Broken Hill trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Dubbo to Broken Hill in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubbo in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Broken Hill, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Wollongong.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wollongong

— 5 nights
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Explore Wollongong's surroundings by going to Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo), Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard (in Exeter) and Mittagong (The Grape Escape & Bou-saada Vineyard and Wines). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, and stop by Starfish Education Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wollongong road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Broken Hill to Wollongong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Broken Hill in June since evenings lows in Wollongong dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 8 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: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, get great views at Echo Point Lookout, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba travel route app.

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Katoomba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Katoomba are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
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.