60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

60 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales route planner

Make it your trip
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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
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Yamba
— 4 nights
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South West Rocks
— 3 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
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Forster
— 4 nights
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Broken Hill
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Broken Hill
— 2 nights
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Wollongong
— 3 nights
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Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
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Broulee
— 3 nights
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Eden
— 1 night
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Temora
— 2 nights
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Parkes
— 2 nights
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Mudgee
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Coffs Harbour

— 3 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ulidarra National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Coffs Harbour Beach and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, grab your bike and head to Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, and get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Coffs Harbour, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Thomgallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina), Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian) and Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yamba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Yamba

— 4 nights
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pippi Beach and Turners Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bundjalung National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Washpool National Park in Grafton (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spooky Beach, stroll through Iluka, take in the pleasant sights at Angourie Walking Track, and tour the water at your own pace with Yamba Pedal Boats.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yamba trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Byron Bay to Yamba by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Yamba

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

South West Rocks

— 3 nights
Visit Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Frank Partridge VC Military Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South West Rocks: Shelly Beach (in Nambucca Heads), Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and Bowraville Folk Museum (in Bowraville).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our South West Rocks road trip planning site.

Drive from Yamba to South West Rocks in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 4 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Ellenborough Falls will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Tacking Point Lighthouse and St Thomas Anglican Church. Take a break from Port Macquarie with a short trip to Vasnas Designs in Wauchope, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn more about the world around you at Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, get to know the resident critters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, and steep yourself in history at Innes Ruins.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Macquarie, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from South West Rocks to Port Macquarie takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from South West Rocks, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Forster

— 4 nights
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boomerang Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Relax by the water at Cellito Beach and One Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Forster: Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve (in Wingham) and Saltwater National Park (in Old Bar). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Elizabeth Beach, stroll through Forster Main Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Whitewashed Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Bennetts Head Lookout.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Forster day trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Forster takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Forster: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Forster

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle

— 4 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tomaree Head. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maitland Gaol and Watt Street Wharf. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Box Beach), Hawks Nest (Bennetts Beach & Jimmy's Beach) and Little Beach Reserve (in Nelson Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, stroll through Redhead Beach, and walk around Blackbutt Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Forster to Newcastle takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Broken Hill

— 2 nights
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pro Hart Gallery and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary and Mutawintji National Park. Take a break from Broken Hill with a short trip to Day Dream Mine in Silverton, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, and contemplate the long history of Broken Hill Trades Hall.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Newcastle to Broken Hill takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Wollongong.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wollongong

— 3 nights
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nan Tien Temple and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Saddleback Mountain Lookout and Kiama Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral), Starfish Education Centre (in Kiama) and Artemis Wines (in Mittagong). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Cove Belmore Basin, and enjoy the sand and surf at North Wollongong Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wollongong travel route builder site.

You can fly from Broken Hill to Wollongong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Broken Hill in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Wollongong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Jervis Bay

— 4 nights
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Booderee National Park and Hyams Beach. Visiting Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Jervis Bay with an excursion to Rip Curl Ulladulla in Ulladulla--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Murrays Beach, stroll through Blenheim Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Wollongong to Jervis Bay in 2 hours. April in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Broulee.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Broulee

— 3 nights
Broulee is a town on the south coast of New South Wales between Batemans Bay and Moruya. Get some cultural insight at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma and Moruya Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broulee Island Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Broulee: Blue Pool (in Bermagui), Safety Bar Beach (South) (in Narooma) and Tilba Sweet Spot (in Central Tilba). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tomakin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malua Bay Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Mogo Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Broulee vacation builder.

Getting from Jervis Bay to Broulee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Broulee

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Eden

— 1 night
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pambula Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Short Point Recreation Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Killer Whale Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Cocora Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Eden visit planner.

You can drive from Broulee to Eden in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Temora.

Things to do in Eden

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Temora

— 2 nights
Temora is a town in the north-east of the Riverina area of New South Wales, 418km south-west of the state capital, Sydney. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temora Aviation Museum and Temora Railway Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temora Rural Museum and Weddin Mountains National Park. Explore Temora's surroundings by going to Cootamundra (Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum & Cootamundra Heritage Centre) and Coolamon Fire Museum (in Coolamon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW and walk around Paleface Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Temora travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Eden to Temora takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Temora can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Temora

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Parkes

— 2 nights
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS, take in the pleasant sights at Gum Swamp & Bird Hide, see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Forbes Historical Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Hill Lookout, and finally appreciate the history behind War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, then see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Peak Hill Open Cut Experience.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Parkes road trip app.

Getting from Temora to Parkes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mudgee

— 4 nights
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Visiting The Drip Gorge and Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Gulgong Pioneers Museum and Old Dubbo Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Mudgee: Coolah Tops National Park (in Coolah) and Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine (in Wellington). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, stop by Art and Crafts Mudgee, shop like a local with Mudgee Honey Haven, and experience rural life at Aril Estate.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mudgee online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Mudgee takes 2.5 hours. In May in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Mudgee

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Get some cultural insight at The National Pass and National Motor Racing Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Evans Crown (in Tarana), Gardens of Stone National Park (in Glen Davis) and All Saints Cathedral Bathurst (in Bathurst). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, make a trip to Day Gallery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Cahill's Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip maker app.

Getting from Mudgee to Katoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Palm Beach to see Palm Beach about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online road trip planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.