8 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly 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 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls, wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, then take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, then explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, and then head outdoors with Evans Lookout.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Katoomba trip maker tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Evans Lookout, Leura Mall, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Lincoln's Rock ©
Lincoln's Rock

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Escape the urban bustle at Werri Beach and Budderoo National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Nan Tien Temple and Port Kembla Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wollongong (Wollongong Head Lighthouse & Beach Cove Belmore Basin). Enjoy Sydney some more: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planning tool .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wollongong, Seven Mile Beach, Werri Beach, Budderoo National Park
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Werri Beach ©
Werri Beach
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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