19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rutherford
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Morpeth
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rutherford.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

7
nights
Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Explore Rutherford's surroundings by going to Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove (in Vacy) and Camyr Allyn Winery (in East Gresford).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rutherford attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Rutherford in 2.5 hours. December in Rutherford sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Rutherford

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Aerohunter, Walka Miniature Railway, Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove
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Maitland Park ©
Maitland Park
Maitland Regional Art Gallery ©
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove ©
Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Bring the kids along to Speers Point Park and Jimmy's Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle: Corlette (Bagnalls Beach Reserve & Port Stephens Shell Museum), Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, kick back and relax at Newcastle Beach, cool off at Merewether Baths, and let the kids burn off some steam at Blackbutt Reserve.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rutherford to Newcastle in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Morpeth.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Corlette, Off-Road Tours, Tomaree Head, Speers Point Park
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

1
night
Morpeth

Morpeth ©
Morpeth is a suburb of the city of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 4th (Sat), get some fabulous bargains at Mortels Sheepskin Factory, make a trip to The Big UGG Boots, then contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Morpeth Brewery & Beer.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Morpeth road trip planning website .

You can drive from Newcastle to Morpeth in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Morpeth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Morpeth

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thornton, Maitland Gaol
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Mortels Sheepskin Factory ©
Mortels Sheepskin Factory
Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol
The Big UGG Boots ©
The Big UGG Boots

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Pokolbin is known for wineries, parks, shopping, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Harkham Wines, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pokolbin trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Morpeth to Pokolbin takes an hour. In January in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nulkaba
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Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines
Hunter Valley Zoo ©
Hunter Valley Zoo
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines

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