13 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Lithgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Attractions like Trees Adventure Grose River Park and iFLY Downunder make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, get great views at The Three Sisters, and don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Katoomba is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Katoomba. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Katoomba at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lithgow.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Leura, iFLY Downunder, Lincoln's Rock, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Govetts Leap
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Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
Lithgow

Lithgow ©
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, then examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wallace and then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Tunnel.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lithgow trip website .

Getting from Katoomba to Lithgow by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Lithgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Lithgow

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace

6
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Lithgow to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lithgow in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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