18 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Brisbane Itinerary

18 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Brisbane Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wallerawang
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Berlin


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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of Katoomba with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and make a trip to Echo Point Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Katoomba, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

2
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Wallace, steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Park, and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Glow Worm Tunnel and then contemplate the long history of Blackfellows Hand Cave.

To plan Wallerawang vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Katoomba to Wallerawang by car takes about an hour. In November in Wallerawang, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, stroll through Moffat Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wallerawang to Brisbane. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wallerawang in November since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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