21 days in New South Wales Itinerary

21 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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21 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Visit Jimmy's Beach and Bennetts Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Tomaree Head and Winda Woppa Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Tomaree National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shoal Bay journey maker tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Shoal Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Shoal Bay due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Shoal Bay hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Fingal Bay
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Tomaree National Park ©
Tomaree National Park
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Saltwater National Park and Scotts Head Beach. Visiting Koala Hospital and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and hike along Googik heritage Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Traveling from Shoal Bay in October, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Saltwater National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Escape the urban bustle at Marrangaroo National Park and Jenolan Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wallerawang: Turon National Park (in Capertee) and Oberon (Mayfield Garden & Coopers Antiques).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wallerawang trip planner .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Wallerawang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in October: highs in Wallerawang hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Oberon, Turon National Park, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Jenolan Caves
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Marrangaroo National Park ©
Marrangaroo National Park
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. On the 18th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Wind Eroded Cave.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip app .

You can drive from Wallerawang to Katoomba in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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