27 days in New South Wales Itinerary

27 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route planner

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Fly
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Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taree
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Lithgow
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Lithgow
— 10 nights
Drive
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Molong
— 1 night
Drive
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Gilgandra
— 1 night
Drive
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Lightning Ridge
— 2 nights
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Tenterfield
— 5 nights
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Coffs Harbour

— 3 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Appreciate the collections at Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and National Cartoon Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Raleigh Vineyard & Winery. There's much more to do: stroll through Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour vacation planner.

Sydney to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Coffs Harbour are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taree.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Taree

— 1 night
Taree is a town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Bent on Life, steep yourself in history at Wingham Wharf, then get engrossed in the history at Wingham Museum, and finally stroll through Wingham Foreshore Recreation Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taree sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Taree in 2.5 hours. In July in Taree, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Taree

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): play a few rounds at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, then delve into the lush surroundings at Old Bottlebutt, and then take in the awesome beauty at North Brother Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Port Macquarie Museum, then admire the striking features of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, then take an in-depth tour of Mid North Coast Maritime Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie sightseeing planner.

Drive from Taree to Port Macquarie in an hour. Traveling from Taree in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lithgow.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Lithgow

— 10 nights
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. Get some historical perspective at Hartley Historic Village and Hartley Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park and Kandos Museum Inc.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lithgow: De Beaurepaire Wines (in Rylstone), Bikes and Buds (in Kandos) and Capertee (Pearson's Lookout & Turon National Park). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave, explore the activities along Lake Wallace, and admire the sheer force of Ida Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lithgow online route builder.

Explore your travel options from Port Macquarie to Lithgow with the Route module. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect nights in Lithgow to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Molong.

Things to do in Lithgow

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 9:

Molong

— 1 night
Molong is a small town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, in Cabonne Shire.HistoryThe name Molong comes from the aboriginal word for 'all rocks'.William Lee of Kelso is said to have had cattle in the area by 1819. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Animals on Bikes.

To plan Molong vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Lithgow to Molong by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Lithgow in August, expect Molong to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 1°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gilgandra.
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Gilgandra

— 1 night
Gilgandra is a town located in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Gilgandra Rural Museum.

To plan Gilgandra vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Molong to Gilgandra takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gilgandra can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Gilgandra

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Lightning Ridge

— 2 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. On the 12th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Cooper's Cottage, get engrossed in the history at Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery, then examine the collection at Kangaroo Hill Complex, then look for gifts at Down to Earth Opals, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Australian Opal Centre. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd, then make a trip to Stanley the Emu, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bevans Cactus Nursery.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lightning Ridge itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Gilgandra to Lightning Ridge takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Tenterfield

— 5 nights
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Tenterfield Saddler and World War 2 Tank Traps are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum and Girraween Estate Winery and Cellar Door. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tenterfield: Emmaville (Ottery Mine & Emmaville Mining Museum) and Ballandean (Just Red Wines & Granite Ridge Wines - Cellar Door & Fergie's Hill Cottage). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Sundown National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Mackenzie Nature Reserve, make a trip to Historic Cork Tree, trek along Basket Swamp National Park, and relax in the rural setting at Cherrydale Orchard.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tenterfield holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Tenterfield in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

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.