8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly

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Sydney

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, stop by The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 5th (Tue), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and then admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at The Three Sisters, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Marrangaroo National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Shoal Bay

On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head and then explore the striking landscape of Tomaree National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shoal Bay trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Katoomba to Shoal Bay in 4 hours. May in Shoal Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rocks Ferry Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie online journey planner.

Getting from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Shoal Bay in May, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.