9 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Sutton Forest Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Sutton Forest Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Sutton Forest Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Sutton Forest
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth

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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 31st (Thu): see a show at Sydney Opera House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip planner .

Perth to Sydney is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Newcastle trip site .

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Newcastle, with lows of 13°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sutton Forest.
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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Sutton Forest

Sutton Forest ©
Sutton Forest is a small village in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia in Wingecarribee Shire. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sutton Forest trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sutton Forest in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sutton Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bundanoon, Bendalong Beach, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Glow Worm Glen ©
Glow Worm Glen
Nest & Burrow ©
Nest & Burrow

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomaree Head and Bennetts Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jimmy's Beach and Zenith Beach. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Barry Park (in Fingal Bay) and Caves Beach (in Swansea). Enjoy Newcastle some more: enjoy the sand and surf at Redhead Beach, explore and take pictures at Fort Scratchley, and take in the waterfront activity at Watt Street Wharf.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sutton Forest to Newcastle takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Shoal Bay, Barry Park, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach
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Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

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Sydney

Sydney
To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Newcastle to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. On the 7th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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