31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

31 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip builder
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Fly
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Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive
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Shellharbour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wisemans Ferry
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Murwillumbah
— 2 nights
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Sydney — 6 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.
Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Australian Centre for Photography. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Sydney. Traveling from Amritsar in July, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shellharbour.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Shellharbour — 3 nights

Shellharbour is a suburb located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Illawarra Light Railway Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Baytree in Berrima and Sturt Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village Museum (in Kangaroo Valley) and The Grape Escape (in Mittagong). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of HARS Aviation Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shellharbour road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sydney to Shellharbour in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Shellharbour can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Katoomba.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Katoomba — 4 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
For shopping fun, head to Lost Bear Gallery or Gallery One88. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Odd Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum (in Lithgow), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Faulconbridge Cemetery (in Faulconbridge). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, browse the exhibits of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba journey app.

You can drive from Shellharbour to Katoomba in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shellharbour in July since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wisemans Ferry.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Wisemans Ferry — 5 nights

Head to Ferry Artists Gallery and Hawkesbury Regional Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Bouddi National Park and Macmasters Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Wisemans Ferry side-trips: Hawkesbury Regional Museum (in Windsor), Gosford Regional Gallery (in Gosford) and Kurrajong Radio Museum (in Kurrajong).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wisemans Ferry road trip site.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wisemans Ferry takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.
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Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:

Newcastle — 3 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Do your shopping at Morpeth Gallery and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Norah Head Lighthouse and Ernest Hill Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay), Oakvale Wildlife Park (in Williamtown) and Pokolbin (Come What May & Harkham Wines). There's more to do: head outdoors with CoastXP.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Wisemans Ferry to Newcastle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Newcastle are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Forster.
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Forster — 4 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. Whitewashed Gallery and Manning Valley Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Not A Cafe and Manning Regional Art Gallery. Step out of Forster to go to Port Macquarie and see Koala Hospital, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: head outdoors with Amaroo Cruises and pick up some local products at Nabiac Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Forster online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Forster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Forster, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lightning Ridge.
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Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Lightning Ridge — 3 nights

Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Head to John Murray Art Gallery and Chambers of The Black Handfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian Opal Centre and Kangaroo Hill Complex. There's more to do: stop by Lost Sea Opals and appreciate the extensive heritage of 3 mile Heritage opal mines.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Lightning Ridge holiday tool.

Getting from Forster to Lightning Ridge by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Murwillumbah.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Murwillumbah — 2 nights

Murwillumbah is a town in far north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in the Tweed Shire, on the Tweed River, 848 km north-east of Sydney, 13 km south of the Queensland border and 132 km south of Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Makers & Finders Markets, then take an in-depth tour of Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Murwillumbah trip planner.

Getting from Lightning Ridge to Murwillumbah by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Murwillumbah are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

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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