12 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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

8
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 26th (Mon), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then tee off at Blackheath Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba visit planner.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The National Pass, The Nook, Falls Gallery, Blackheath Golf Club, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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