21 days in New South Wales Itinerary

21 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales itinerary planner

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Pokolbin
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Pokolbin
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive
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Jenolan Caves
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Pokolbin

— 4 nights
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wine D Road Tours (in Rosebrook), Caves Beach (in Swansea) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens, and walk around Speers Point Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pokolbin driving holiday planner.

Osaka, Japan to Pokolbin is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Osaka in December; daily highs in Pokolbin reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Katoomba

— 7 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook in Glenbrook, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planning tool.

Drive from Pokolbin to Katoomba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Jenolan Caves

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): Head underground at Jenolan Caves. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jenolan Caves trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Jenolan Caves are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Sydney

— 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip website.

You can drive from Jenolan Caves to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.