22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  31​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Cardiff

2
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.
Visiting Koala Hospital and Saltwater National Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Scuba & Snorkeling (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and trek along Googik heritage Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online day trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Port Macquarie is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Port Macquarie, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in November, you will find days in Port Macquarie are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Jimmy's Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Winda Woppa Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tomaree National Park.

Discover how to plan a Shoal Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Shoal Bay in 3 hours. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Shoal Bay, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Tomaree National Park
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Tomaree National Park ©
Tomaree National Park

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Squirrel Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and The National Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin), Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). On the 15th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Corridor of Oaks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip planning tool .

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Katoomba in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains National Park, Hillbilly Cider, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney online day trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for little chillier days in Sydney, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach National Park and Moona Moona Creek. Explore Jervis Bay's surroundings by going to Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area (in Kangaroo Valley) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail).

To plan Jervis Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Sydney to Jervis Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Jervis Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area, Seven Mile Beach National Park
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park ©
Seven Mile Beach National Park
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek

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