22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
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 Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves), Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook (in Glenbrook) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Katoomba is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Katoomba. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Get out of town with these interesting Pokolbin side-trips: Newcastle (Watt Street Wharf & Newcastle Memorial Walk), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Speers Point Park (in Speers Point). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines, admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pokolbin trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Pokolbin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Newcastle, Norah Head Lighthouse, Lucy's Run Wines, Ernest Hill Wines, Speers Point Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton), Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head) and South West Rocks (Horsehoe Bay Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Pokolbin in December: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, North Brother Mountain, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Watersports Guru (in Kingscliff), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Ballina (Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ballina, Watersports Guru, Broken Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

6
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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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