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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelly Beach and Manly Scenic Walkway. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

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Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Govetts Leap
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

1
night
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Scarborough Wine Co, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hunter Valley Zoo, do a tasting at Peterson House, then learn about winemaking at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, and finally look for gifts at Hunter Belle Cheese Room.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pokolbin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Pokolbin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Zoos & Aquariums Parks

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Hunter Valley Zoo
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Hunter Valley Zoo ©
Hunter Valley Zoo
Scarborough Wine Co ©
Scarborough Wine Co

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nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 18th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocks Ferry Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Pilot Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

You can drive from Pokolbin to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pokolbin in February, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Rocks Ferry Reserve
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach
Rocks Ferry Reserve ©
Rocks Ferry Reserve

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning site .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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