29 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Melbourne Itinerary

29 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Melbourne Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Govetts Leap. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, The National Pass, & more) and Leura (Leura Cascades & Everglades Historic House and Gardens). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Sydney is 3 hours. In December, Sydney is little chillier than Bangkok - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Govetts Leap, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

12
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Explore hidden gems such as Speers Point Park and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Jimmy's Beach (in Hawks Nest), Waverley Estate (in Pokolbin) and Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, cool off at Merewether Baths, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, and take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Newcastle sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Williamtown, Pokolbin, Jimmy's Beach, Fingal Bay Beach, Speers Point Park
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Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Panorama Garden Estate and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Newcastle to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Panorama Garden Estate
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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