18 days in Greater Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

18 days in Greater Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

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18 days in Greater Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

Start: Show Low
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Manly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Windsor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Katoomba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Wallerawang
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Show Low

3
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vaucluse House and Joel Coleman Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shelly Beach and Mona Vale Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), The Baha'i Temple (in Ingleside) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, explore the world behind art at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manly trip planner .

Show Low, USA to Manly is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Show Low to Manly due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Show Low in November, expect Manly to be warmer, temps between 77°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Windsor.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Sydney, The Baha'i Temple, Palm Beach, Mona Vale Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
nights
Windsor

Windsor ©
Windsor is a town lying North-West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hillbilly Cider and Kurrajong Radio Museum. Relax by the water at Whale Beach and Paradise Beach. Go for a jaunt from Windsor to Bilpin to see Bilpin Cider Company about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Australiana Pioneer Village, take an in-depth tour of Hawkesbury Regional Museum, get your game on at Planet X Entertainment, and view the masterpieces at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Windsor vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Manly to Windsor in 1.5 hours. In November in Windsor, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Windsor

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Wilberforce, Bilpin, Whale Beach, Paradise Beach
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Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village

6
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Anvil Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, get great views at Govetts Leap, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and learn about winemaking at Dryridge Estate.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Windsor to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. In November in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Megalong Valley, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

3
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
On the 18th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Blackfellows Hand Cave, then contemplate the long history of Blast Furnace Park, then get great views at Hassan's Wall, and finally contemplate the long history of Hartley Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wallace.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wallerawang trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Katoomba to Wallerawang in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, Hartley Historic Site, Mayfield Garden
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Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden

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