19 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

19 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

15
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Terrigal Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Terrigal, Bombo Headland, Caves Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park as well as Saltwater National Park. On the 18th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Saltwater National Park, examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wingham Brush Nature Reserve and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ellenborough Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Port Macquarie are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wingham Brush Nature Reserve, Saltwater National Park, North Brother Mountain, Ellenborough Falls, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Ellenborough Falls ©
Ellenborough Falls
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park ©

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