6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip planner

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Fly
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Newcastle
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Sydney

— 2 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

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Blackheath

— 2 nights
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get great views at Wentworth Falls Lookout, make a trip to Leura Cascades, pause for some photo ops at The Road Builders Memorial, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally hike along The Giant Stairway. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To find out how to plan a trip to Blackheath, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. December in Blackheath sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Nelson Bay

— 1 night
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Swim Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

Plan my day in Nelson Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Blackheath to Nelson Bay in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle road trip planner.

Getting from Nelson Bay to Newcastle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Newcastle are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks
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Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Blue Mountains travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.