8 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. November in Sydney sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, see the interesting displays at Roto House, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Scotts Head Beach, kick back and relax at Horsehoe Bay Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Mrs York's Garden.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie tour site .

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Horsehoe Bay Beach, Scotts Head Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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