13 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Wallerawang Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Wallerawang Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Wallerawang Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​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.
Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route maker app .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mosman
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
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 1st (Fri): trek along The Giant Stairway, get great views at The Three Sisters, then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Govetts Leap, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
On the 3rd (Sun), get great views at Hassan's Wall, examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Tunnel.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wallerawang holiday maker .

You can drive from Katoomba to Wallerawang in an hour. February in Wallerawang sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lithgow
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Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Hassan's Wall ©
Hassan's Wall
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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