15 days in New South Wales Itinerary

15 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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15 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Newcastle
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Singapore

4
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 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to iFLY Downunder (in Penrith) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, and explore and take pictures at The National Pass.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Leura day trip planning site .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney in June, Leura is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Katoomba.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, iFLY Downunder, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Wentworth Falls Lake, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Fortress Rock ©
Fortress Rock

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains and then get great views at Hargraves Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, get great views at The Three Sisters, hike along The Giant Stairway, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally get great views at Govetts Leap.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba travel planner .

Katoomba is very close to Leura. In June in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Newcastle.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Hargraves Lookout
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, and then make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle day trip app .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Newcastle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Tomaree Head
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

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