43 days in New South Wales Itinerary

43 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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43 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bungendore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mittagong
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Byron Bay
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

8
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lost Bear Gallery and Gallery One88. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Teddy Sinclair and Katoomba Antique Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Lithgow (Eskbank House and Museum, Hassan's Wall, & more), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Falls Gallery, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip builder .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bungendore.

Things to do in Katoomba

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Lithgow, Bilpin, Blue Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 15:
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Dryridge Estate ©
Dryridge Estate

1
night
Bungendore

Bungendore ©
Bungendore is a town in the Queanbeyan Region of New South Wales, Australia, in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Village Antiques, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bungendore road trip tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Bungendore in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Katoomba in October, with highs in Bungendore at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Mittagong.

Things to do in Bungendore

Nature Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
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Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Village Antiques ©
Village Antiques

7
nights
Mittagong

Mittagong ©
Mittagong is a town located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at The Grape Escape and Bendalong Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Banjo's Run Winery and Vineyard and St Maur Wines. Change things up with these side-trips from Mittagong: Murrays Beach (in Jervis Bay), Blenheim Beach (in Vincentia) and Cuttaway Hill Wines (in Exeter). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Nattai National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach, learn about winemaking at Cherry Tree Hill Vineyard, stop by Bendooley Estate Book Barn, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mittagong using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bungendore to Mittagong takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bungendore in October, with highs in Mittagong at 30°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Mittagong

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Exeter, Bowral, Berrima, Murrays Beach, Callala Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 23:
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Sydney Opera House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, revel in the low prices at Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and explore the galleries of ATTY Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mittagong to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Mittagong in October, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Symbio Wildlife Park, Bald Hill Lookout, Taronga Zoo
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

11
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Relax by the water at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Thomgallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Lismore (Lismore Regional Gallery & Star Court Arcade), The Channon Gallery (in The Channon) and Bexhill Open Air Cathedral (in Bexhill). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turners Beach, get outside with Watersports Guru, and look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Yamba, Lismore, Broken Head, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 18:
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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