17 days in New South Wales Itinerary

17 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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17 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pokolbin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Wilberforce to see The Australiana Pioneer Village about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

The Australiana Pioneer Village
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The National Pass and Hartley Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Katoomba side-trips: Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Faulconbridge Cemetery), Hartley Historic Village (in Little Hartley) and Bilpin (Hillbilly Cider & Bilpin Cider Company). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and play a few rounds at Blackheath Golf Club.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Katoomba

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin, Megalong Valley
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Hartley Historic Village ©
Hartley Historic Village
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

5
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Norah Head Lighthouse and Maitland Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Newcastle (Nobbys Beach & Newcastle Memorial Walk), Sacred Spaces (in Singleton) and Tocal Homestead (in Paterson). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin driving holiday app .

Drive from Katoomba to Pokolbin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newcastle, Norah Head Lighthouse, Sacred Spaces, Maitland Gaol, Stonehurst Cedar Creek
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines

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