10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

10 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights


Byron Bay — 2 nights

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Bay Divers and Lake Ainsworth. Get outdoors at Cape Byron Walking Track and Tallow Beach. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Day Spa @ Byron Women's Retreat, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay driving holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Byron Bay. In January in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yamba.
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Yamba — 2 nights

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Clarence River Lighthouse, stroll through Main Beach Yamba, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at My Fave Home Living, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spooky Beach, then see the interesting displays at New Italy, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Angourie Blue Pool.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yamba road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Yamba in 2 hours. January in Yamba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 2 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): play a few rounds at Bonville Golf Resort, then view the masterpieces at National Cartoon Gallery, then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout, and finally kick back and relax at Diggers Beach. Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip planner.

You can drive from Yamba to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Yamba in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 3 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
You'll explore and learn at Port Macquarie Museum and Mid North Coast Maritime Museum. Get some historical perspective at Old Bottlebutt and Port Macquarie Historic Court House. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Port Macquarie Camel Safari's, stop by Vickers Fudge Factory, see some colorful creatures with Rick's Dive School, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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New South Wales travel guide

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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.