7 days in New South Wales Itinerary

7 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip planner
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Bathurst
— 2 nights
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Orange
— 1 night
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Parkes
— 2 nights
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Dubbo
— 1 night
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Bathurst — 2 nights

Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Kids will enjoy The Three Sisters and The Giant Stairway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bathurst: Leura (Leura Mall, Everglades House & Gardens, &more), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Blue Mountains).

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bathurst road trip planning tool.

Sydney to Bathurst is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Bathurst dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orange.
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Orange — 1 night

Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Orange Botanic Gardens and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Canobolas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orange trip planner.

You can drive from Bathurst to Orange in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Parkes.
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Parkes — 2 nights

Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, and then appreciate the history behind Sir Henry Parkes Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): walk around Cooke Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, and then steep yourself in history at War Memorial.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Parkes sightseeing planner.

Getting from Orange to Parkes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubbo.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Dubbo — 1 night

Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol and then meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Start your trip to Dubbo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Parkes to Dubbo in 1.5 hours. In January in Dubbo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
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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