10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online tour builder .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Giant Stairway, then look for gifts at The Nook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba vacation app .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The Nook
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fingal Bay Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Barry Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jimmy's Beach, then take in the views from Singing Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bennetts Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shoal Bay trip maker site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Shoal Bay in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Shoal Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Hawks Nest, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Singing Bridge
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Newcastle Museum, then kick back and relax at Merewether Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Norah Head Lighthouse, do a tasting at Peterson House, then look for gifts at Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop - Hall of Food, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Newcastle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Shoal Bay to Newcastle by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach

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