16 days in New South Wales & Adelaide Itinerary

16 days in New South Wales & Adelaide Itinerary

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16 days in New South Wales & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions planning app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Katoomba.

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

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Jenolan Caves and Pulpit Rock Lookout will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum (in Lithgow) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, get great views at Govetts Leap, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Katoomba trip app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in April since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cleland Wildlife Park and Adelaide Zoo. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, do a tasting at Ashton Hills Vineyard, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planning tool .

Getting from Katoomba to Adelaide by combination of train and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. April in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Ashton Hills Vineyard, Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Wine Tours & Tastings

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