35 days in New South Wales Itinerary

35 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route builder
Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly
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Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pokolbin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mudgee
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mittagong
— 5 nights
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Sydney — 8 nights

The Harbour City

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 Parramatta to see St Patrick's Cathedral about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning app.

Hyderabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in August, expect Sydney to be colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 4 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Whitewashed Gallery (in Hallidays Point), Forster (Amaroo Cruises & One Mile Beach) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, take an in-depth tour of Cundletown and Lower Manning Historical Society Inc., enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip tool.

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pokolbin.
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Pokolbin — 5 nights

With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Speers Point Park (in Speers Point) and Australian Army Infantry Museum (in Singleton). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, learn about winemaking at Hanging Tree Wines, and admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Pokolbin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in September, you will find days in Pokolbin are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mudgee.
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Mudgee — 5 nights

White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Take a break from Mudgee with a short trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Eloquesta Wines by Stuart Olsen, don't miss a visit to Artisan on Lewis, and sample the fine beverages at Baker Williams Distillery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Mudgee travel route builder site.

Drive from Pokolbin to Mudgee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pokolbin in September, with highs in Mudgee at 22°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Jenolan Caves.
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Jenolan Caves — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Jenolan Caves tour planning website.

Drive from Mudgee to Jenolan Caves in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mudgee in September, Jenolan Caves is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katoomba.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Gory'u Japanese Gardens (in Little Hartley) and Bilpin (Pine Crest Orchard, Hillbilly Cider, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at The Three Sisters, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and stroll through Wentworth Falls Lookout.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Katoomba route planner.

You can drive from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Mittagong.
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Mittagong — 5 nights

Mittagong is a town located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. Step out of Mittagong to go to Bundanoon and see Erith Coal Mine, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Nattai National Park. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at The Grape Escape, take in the dramatic scenery at Belmore Falls, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and relax and rejuvenate at The Vale Studio.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mittagong trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Mittagong takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mittagong are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

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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