10 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Wollongong Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Wollongong Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Wollongong Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Wollongong
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

3
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.
Katoomba Falls has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get great views at Govetts Leap, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and then make a trip to Leura Cascades. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and then hike along The Giant Stairway.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Leura Cascades, Govetts Leap
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Leura Cascades ©
Leura Cascades

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
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You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, and then take some stellar pictures from Bald Hill Lookout. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Symbio Wildlife Park and then make a trip to Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wollongong holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Wollongong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Bald Hill Lookout, Symbio Wildlife Park
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

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nights
Sydney

On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Clovelly. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Wollongong to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in November, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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