36 days in New South Wales Itinerary

36 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales tour planner

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Sydney
— 19 nights
Drive
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Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Fly

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Sydney

— 19 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blackheath

— 4 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Take a break from Blackheath with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath road trip planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Blackheath, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Blue Mountains National Park side-trips: Bilpin (Bilpin Springs Orchard & Bilpin Cider Company).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blackheath to Blue Mountains National Park. In August, daytime highs in Blue Mountains National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pokolbin

— 4 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Explore Pokolbin's surroundings by going to Walka Miniature Railway (in Oakhampton Heights) and The Big UGG Boots (in Thornton). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, meet the residents at Hunter Valley Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pokolbin route builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Pokolbin. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Parks · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Byron Bay

— 5 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), You and Bamboo (in Bogangar) and Heritage Park Railway (in Lismore). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Warning, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip builder website.

Fly from Pokolbin to Byron Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

New South Wales travel guide

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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.