20 days in New South Wales Itinerary

20 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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20 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Greenwell Point
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Munich

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Relax by the water at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

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Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in August, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get outdoors at Pulpit Rock Lookout and Grand Canyon track. On the 29th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's lots more to do: trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Falls, explore the striking landscape at Wind Eroded Cave, and take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock.

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Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

1
night
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jenolan Caves trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jenolan Caves are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Greenwell Point.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Nature Parks
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

1
night
Greenwell Point

Greenwell Point
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Seven Mile Beach National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Greenwell Point trip maker app .

You can drive from Jenolan Caves to Greenwell Point in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Greenwell Point

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach National Park
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Koala Hospital and Wingham Brush Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Bent on Life (in Wingham) and Hat Head National Park (in Hat Head). The adventure continues: stroll through Coastal walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, and putt your heart out at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Greenwell Point to Port Macquarie. When traveling from Greenwell Point in August, plan for little chillier days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wingham, Hat Head National Park
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Hat Head National Park ©
Hat Head National Park
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, have some family-friendly fun at VRXP, and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Newcastle Ocean Baths and then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Shoal Bay trip planner.

Drive from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in September: highs in Shoal Bay hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Newcastle
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Newcastle Ocean Baths ©
Newcastle Ocean Baths

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