10 days in Melbourne, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Block Arcade, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, stop by The Nook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, then take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, then get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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