15 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Newcastle Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Newcastle Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

If you are flying in from Singapore, 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Blue Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, hike along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip planning app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daytime highs in Katoomba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bilpin, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Megalong Creek Estate
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Take a break from the city and head to Tomaree Head and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at Norah Head Lighthouse and Watt Street Wharf. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Pokolbin (Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard & Peterson House), Maitland Gaol (in East Maitland) and Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve (in Nelson Bay). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach, and stroll through Nobbys Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newcastle attractions planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Newcastle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Tomaree Head, Norah Head Lighthouse, Maitland Gaol
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse

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