16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Sydney
Drive
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Gosford
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Yamba
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Bateau Bay
— 2 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Perth

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Sydney

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.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tokyo to Sydney, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife
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Gosford

— 2 nights
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Gosford is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Ettalong Beach and shop like a local with Gosford Regional Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gosford driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Gosford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Newcastle.

Things to do in Gosford

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Newcastle

— 2 nights
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk and then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Newcastle online route planner.

You can drive from Gosford to Newcastle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get great views at Forest Sky Pier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coffs Harbour Beach.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip builder tool.

You can drive from Newcastle to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Byron Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yamba.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Yamba

— 2 nights
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): play a few rounds at Yamba Golf and Country Club. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach.

Make your Yamba itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Yamba in 2 hours. In February in Yamba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
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Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 13th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Macquarie vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yamba to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. While traveling from Yamba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Bateau Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
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Bateau Bay

— 2 nights
Bateau Bay is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Pro-Dive Central Coast. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at The Skillion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bateau Bay road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Bateau Bay takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Port Macquarie in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bateau Bay: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bateau Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Tours

Side Trips

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New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
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.