10 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Canberra Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Canberra Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
End: Canberra

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hyde Park, Camp Cove, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, appreciate the history behind King Edward VII, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You've added Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves, Lapstone Zig Zag, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Lapstone Zig Zag, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour app .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, Katoomba is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

The National Pass, Govetts Leap, Jenolan Caves, Lapstone Zig Zag
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Telstra Tower, Parliament of Australia, Questacon, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin. On your second day here, stroll through ANZAC Parade Walk, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, and finally don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra itinerary planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Katoomba in March, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Canberra. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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