14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

14 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route maker
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Fly
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Byron Bay — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lennox Head Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay route planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Byron Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Byron Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, Byron Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 1 night

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 13th (Mon), fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and then soothe aching muscles at Coffs Coast Health Club Toormina.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Byron Bay in February: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tacking Point Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Explore hidden gems such as Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Port Macquarie Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Roto House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie travel route builder.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pokolbin.
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Pokolbin — 2 nights

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, then do a tasting at Harkham Wines, then do a tasting at Peterson House, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Scarborough Wine Co, then do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, then indulge your senses at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, and finally do a tasting at Tintilla Estate Wines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Pokolbin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Pokolbin, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 1 night

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba visit app.

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Katoomba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bronte Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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New South Wales travel guide

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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.
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