18 days in Bondi, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Bondi, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Bondi, Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Show Low
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Bondi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Show Low

2
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
Head to Westfield Bondi Junction and Cooee Aboriginal Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Bronte Beach and Port Kembla Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bondi road trip planning tool .

Show Low, USA to Bondi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Show Low to Bondi due to the time zone difference. In November, Bondi is much hotter than Show Low - with highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney, Bronte Beach, Maroubra Beach, Port Kembla Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Do your shopping at Teddy Sinclair and Falls Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Corridor of Oaks). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and explore the activities along Old Ford Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bondi to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. In November in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Leura, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Faulconbridge, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

8
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in November: highs in Sydney hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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