20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Shoal Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

8
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The Nook (in Leura), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson). Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Taronga Zoo, Bridget Kennedy Project Space
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You've now added Katoomba Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, stop by Teddy Sinclair, then browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, get to know the fascinating history of Hartley Historic Village, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keith Rowe Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Blackheath travel itinerary planner .

Blackheath is just a short distance from Katoomba. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blackheath

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bilpin, Hartley Historic Village, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village

3
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Elizabeth Beach and then stroll through Bennetts Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jimmy's Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shoal Bay trip planner .

Getting from Blackheath to Shoal Bay by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Shoal Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Maitland Gaol, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Elizabeth Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, then have fun at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, and finally trek along Googik heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Shoal Bay in October, you will find days in Port Macquarie are little chillier (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

Similar Plans

23 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM VIETNAM August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM VIETNAM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Sydney & Blackheath BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG December, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans