12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Fingal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Soldiers Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, then look for gifts at Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and finally stroll through Clovelly. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks Markets ©
The Rocks Markets
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 11th (Mon), browse for treasures at Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, then hike along Cathedral of Ferns Walk, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Bebeah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Mountains National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Blue Mountains National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fingal Bay.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mt Wilson, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Cathedral of Ferns Walk ©
Cathedral of Ferns Walk

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Fingal Bay

Fingal Bay ©
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Traveling by car from Blue Mountains National Park to Fingal Bay takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Fingal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

One Mile Beach, Box Beach
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Box Beach ©
Box Beach
Barry Park ©
Barry Park

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zenith Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Port Stephens Community Art Centre, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay visit planning website .

Nelson Bay is very close to Fingal Bay. In February, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Soldiers Point.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Winda Woppa Reserve
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Soldiers Point

Soldiers Point ©
Soldiers Point is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Soldiers Point Marina, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, then get your game on at Go Karts Go, and finally play a few rounds at Pacific Dunes Golf Club.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Soldiers Point day trip tool .

Soldiers Point is just a short distance from Nelson Bay. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Soldiers Point

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Go Karts Go, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk, Pacific Dunes Golf Club
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Soldiers Point Marina ©
Soldiers Point Marina
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk ©
Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
Go Karts Go ©
Go Karts Go

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Catherine Hill Bay Beach and then kick back and relax at Caves Beach. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Mortels Sheepskin Factory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Redhead Beach, and then kick back and relax at Newcastle Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Soldiers Point to Newcastle takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Catherine Hill Bay Beach, Mortels Sheepskin Factory, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
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Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Caves Beach ©
Caves Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

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