11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

11 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner

Make it your trip
1
Newcastle
Drive
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Orange
— 1 night
Drive
5
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive
6
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive
8
Singleton
— 1 night
Drive
9
Pokolbin
Drive

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Newcastle trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Newcastle. In August, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Plan my trip to Sydney with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Newcastle to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leura

— 2 nights
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, see the interesting displays at Leuralla, and then take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leura road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in August, Leura is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Leura

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Orange

— 1 night
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Canobolas, then do a tasting at Rowlee Wines, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Orange online travel planner.

Drive from Leura to Orange in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Leura in August, things will get little chillier in Orange: highs are around 18°C and lows about 1°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Parkes.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Parkes

— 1 night
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 23rd (Mon), look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, then pause for some photo ops at War Memorial, then look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sir Henry Parkes Statue. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, then stroll around Cooke Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Forbes Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum.

Plan my day in Parkes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Orange to Parkes takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubbo.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dubbo

— 2 nights
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 25th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubbo trip planning app.

Getting from Parkes to Dubbo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Mudgee

— 1 night
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then do a tasting at First Ridge Wines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mudgee trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Dubbo to Mudgee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In August in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Singleton.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Singleton

— 1 night
Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Spaces, let the kids burn off some steam at Townhead Park, then see the interesting displays at Australian Army Infantry Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Singleton Sundial.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Singleton online holiday maker.

You can drive from Mudgee to Singleton in 3 hours. Traveling from Mudgee in August, expect Singleton to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Singleton

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Pokolbin

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Harkham Wines and then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pokolbin online trip itinerary builder.

Pokolbin is very close to Singleton. In August, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries

Side Trip

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.

Cessnock travel guide

4.1
Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens · Wine Tours & Tastings
Located adjacent to Australia’s oldest wine region, Cessnock takes a more down-to-earth approach than the tourist haven of Lower Hunter. The humble environs and people of Cessnock may prove a nice alternative to staying in the region's epicenter. And don't worry, you won't miss a beat: basing your holiday in Cessnock gives you more affordable options with plenty of amenities, plus easy access to all of the wine-tasting and guided tours that places like Pokolbin offer. Note that the only real way of accessing Lower Hunter is by car, but car rentals within Cessnock are available. Be sure to take advantage of the great selection of budget-friendly restaurants located in the center.