10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Wollongong
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gosford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

3
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
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 Kiama (Starfish Education Centre & Kiama Blowhole), The Grape Escape (in Mittagong) and Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wollongong Beach, and get great views at Sublime Point Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wollongong online trip planner .

Sydney to Wollongong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Wollongong, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Kiama, Symbio Wildlife Park, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Minnamurra Falls, Sublime Point Lookout
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Railway Carriage Shed, contemplate the long history of Watt Street Wharf, admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley, then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and finally stroll through Speers Point Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Newcastle planner .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Speers Point Park
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley

1
night
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then make a splash at Aqua Splash Central Coast.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gosford visit planning app .

You can drive from Newcastle to Gosford in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gosford can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gosford

Theme Parks
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Aqua Splash Central Coast ©
Aqua Splash Central Coast

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gosford to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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