5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Manly
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 30th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and finally examine the collection at Roto House.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 31st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally steep yourself in history at Claremont House.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hobart takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hobart, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

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