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
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Muogamarra Nature Reserve and Hawthorne Canal Reserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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.
On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Saltwater National Park.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie planner .

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 May, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Saltwater National Park, Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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