40 days in New South Wales Itinerary

40 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip planner
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Dubbo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mudgee
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 4 nights
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Amritsar

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Sydney — 7 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in July, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Dubbo.
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Dubbo — 3 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.
Explore Dubbo's surroundings by going to Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine (in Wellington) and 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition (in Yeoval). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, look and learn at Dubbo Observatory, take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden, and steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Dubbo trip planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Dubbo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Dubbo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 4 nights

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Change things up with a short trip to De Beaurepaire Wines in Rylstone (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Lowe Wines, see the interesting displays at Gulgong Pioneers Museum, and don't miss a visit to Artisan on Lewis.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mudgee trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Dubbo to Mudgee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mudgee are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 6 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Treetops Adventure Yarramundi (in Richmond). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, and take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katoomba online tour planner.

You can drive from Mudgee to Katoomba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mudgee in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 5 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba), Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook) and Pokolbin (Ivanhoe Wines, Harkham Wines, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with CoastXP, head outdoors with School of Yak, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and stroll around Speers Point Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. July in Newcastle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 5 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Amaroo Cruises (in Forster), Great Lakes Museum (in Tuncurry) and Harrington Breakwall (in Harrington). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. The adventure continues: stroll through Koala Hospital, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, take an exotic tour of Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, and hike along Coastal walk.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie day trip planning website.

Drive from Newcastle to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Newcastle in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 4 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point) and Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Urunga Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Byron Bay.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get impressive views of Mount Warning, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stone & Wood Brewery Byron Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel 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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