16 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Port Macquarie Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 10 nights
2
Port Macquarie
— 5 nights

10
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Terrigal Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. December in Sydney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Blue Mountains National Park, Bondi, Norah Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 30:
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

5
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll get in some beach time at Pilot Beach and Scotts Head Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Coastal walk and Ellenborough Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: South West Rocks (Smoky Cape Lighthouse, Trial Bay Gaol, &more), Rudder Park Historical Lookout (in Kempsey) and North Brother Mountain (in Laurieton). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, stroll around Rocks Ferry Reserve, and hike along Googik heritage Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: highs in Port Macquarie hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Pilot Beach, Ellenborough Falls, Rudder Park Historical Lookout, North Brother Mountain
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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