24 days in New South Wales Itinerary

24 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Katoomba
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mudgee
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Forster
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & TNT Produce) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout, head outdoors with Eagle Rock Adventures Pty Ltd, stroll through Fortress Rock, and trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary planning website.

Da Nang, Vietnam to Katoomba is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 3 hours. In July, Katoomba is much colder than Da Nang - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 3 nights

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Mudgee is known for wineries, breweries & distilleries, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Heslop, and see the interesting displays at Gulgong Holtermann Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mudgee trip tool.

Drive from Katoomba to Mudgee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in July, expect Mudgee to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 4 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Pokolbin (Leogate Estate Wines, Hunter Valley Gardens, &more), Ernest Hill Wines (in Nulkaba) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP, take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Newcastle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mudgee in July, with highs in Newcastle at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Forster.
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Forster — 3 nights

Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Get out of town with these interesting Forster side-trips: Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc. (in Taree), North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton) and Manning Valley Historical Museum (in Wingham). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Amaroo Cruises, examine the collection at Great Lakes Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Harrington Breakwall.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Forster trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Forster in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Forster can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Forster to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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