6 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Canberra Itinerary

6 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Canberra Itinerary

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6 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, then take in the pleasant sights at Nobbys Head, and finally stroll around Speers Point Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip maker tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in August since evenings lows in Newcastle dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Speers Point Park
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

Plan trip to Canberra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Newcastle to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle in August, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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