23 days in New South Wales Itinerary

23 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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23 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Manila, Luzon
Fly:  13​h
Richmond
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
Manila, Luzon

3
days
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in New South Wales, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Venture out of the city with trips to Convict Trail (in Wisemans Ferry), Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. There's more to do: head outdoors with Trees Adventure Grose River Park and get a taste of the local shopping with Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Richmond online tour planner .

Manila, Philippines to Richmond is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in May, things will get much colder in Richmond: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Richmond

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenbrook, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Hillbilly Cider, Convict Trail
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Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets ©
Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets

3
days
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Wallerawang: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Hartley Historic Site (in Hartley).

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wallerawang trip planner .

You can drive from Richmond to Wallerawang in 1.5 hours. May in Wallerawang sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Hartley Historic Site, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Glow Worm Tunnel ©
Glow Worm Tunnel
Queen Elizabeth Park ©
Queen Elizabeth Park

4
days
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Katoomba is known for nature, trails, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba travel route planner .

Drive from Wallerawang to Katoomba in an hour. In May in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

12
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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