10 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

10 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip planner

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

Route & dates

10 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Billich Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally explore the galleries of Gallery One88. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, Katoomba is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

Similar Plans

12 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM VIETNAM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM CANADA May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM HONG KONG October, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans