8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
1
Newcastle
— 1 day
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Newcastle

1
day
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): walk around Speers Point Park, see Off-Road Tours, then go for a stroll along the water at Watt Street Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Newcastle. February in Newcastle sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Speers Point Park, Off-Road Tours
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Off-Road Tours

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning website .

You can drive from Newcastle to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Day FIne Art, take a memorable tour with Tours, and hike along The National Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Bilpin Cider Company, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Jenolan Caves
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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