22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Newcastle
— 3 nights
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
4
Byron Bay
— 4 nights

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Pokolbin (Peterson House, Hunter Valley Gardens, &more), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Nelson Bay). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, get great views at Barry Park, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Scratchley.

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London, UK to Newcastle is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Newcastle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Newcastle to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Ernest Hill Wines, Off-Road Tours, Tomaree Head
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, make a trip to Leura Cascades, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Newcastle to Katoomba in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December in Katoomba, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Wentworth Falls, Jenolan Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

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You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bondi, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Byron Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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