16 days in Blue Mountains National Park & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Blue Mountains National Park & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Blue Mountains National Park & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Blue Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

4
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Get in touch with nature at Pulpit Rock Lookout and Cathedral of Ferns Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques and Lincoln's Rock. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, trek along Grand Canyon track, and get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park itinerary tool .

Manila, Philippines to Blue Mountains National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in August, expect Blue Mountains National Park to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Mt Wilson, Lawson, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Hazelbrook Cottage Antiques
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

10
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.
Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Bowral (The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space & Dirty Janes Bowral). There's lots more to do: pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sydney. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bowral, Katoomba, Mosman Art Gallery, North Head Sanctuary, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
Find places to stay Aug 22 — Sep 1:
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The Rocks Markets ©
The Rocks Markets
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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