12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Wisemans Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get some cultural insight at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, stroll through Bondi Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online tour planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Paddy's Market ©
Paddy's Market
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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. On the 25th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Port Stephens Community Art Centre and then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, then kick back and relax at Zenith Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nelson Bay driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Nelson Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Shoal Bay
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fighter World, then learn about winemaking at Peterson House, and then do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newcastle trip planner .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Newcastle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Fighter World
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Fighter World ©
Fighter World
Peterson House ©
Peterson House

1
night
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Tobruk Sheep Station, then take in the exciting artwork at Ferry Artists Gallery, and then do a tasting at Tizzana Winery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wisemans Ferry day trip site .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Wisemans Ferry takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tizzana Winery, Tobruk Sydney
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Tizzana Winery ©
Tizzana Winery
Tobruk Sydney ©
Tobruk Sydney

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Wisemans Ferry to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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