11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pokolbin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h 30​min
End: George Town, Penang Island


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2
nights
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 10th (Sat): stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at The National Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Katoomba is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from George Town to Katoomba, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Katoomba is much colder than George Town - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at National Motor Racing Museum, steep yourself in history at Miss Traill’s House, see the interesting displays at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, then don't miss a visit to All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bathurst trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Bathurst by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Bathurst is little chillier than Katoomba - with highs of 18°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Bathurst

Historic Sites Museums
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All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum

1
night
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, then do a tasting at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then learn about winemaking at Moothi Estate, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mudgee trip planner .

You can drive from Bathurst to Mudgee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Parks Wildlife
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Moothi Estate ©
Moothi Estate

2
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): do a tasting at Leogate Estate Wines, then do a tasting at Peterson House, then do a tasting at Petersons Wines Broke Road, and finally do a tasting at Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, then learn about winemaking at Ernest Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Scarborough Wine Co, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pokolbin trip app .

Traveling by car from Mudgee to Pokolbin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mudgee in August; daily highs in Pokolbin reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Ernest Hill Wines
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Peterson House ©
Peterson House
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney travel route planning website .

You can drive from Pokolbin to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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