11 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Sydney

7
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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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bradleys Head Trail, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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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 9th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 5°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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