20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Leura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 22nd (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, stop by The Nook, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, then view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then stroll through The Giant Stairway, and finally look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip planning tool .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Leura
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
The Nook ©
The Nook

11
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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Newport Beach. Attractions like Featherdale Wildlife Park and Muogamarra Nature Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wanda Beach (in Cronulla). Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wanda Beach, Taronga Zoo, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Port Central Shopping Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and then hike along Googik heritage Trail. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf, stroll through Pilot Beach, and then look for gifts at Bent on Life.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Macquarie road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 23°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pilot Beach, Bent on Life
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

3
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tee off at Wentworth Falls Country Club, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Teddy Sinclair, then contemplate the long history of Leura Post Office, then hike along Yarramundi Reseve, and finally explore the activities along Bents Basin State Conservation Area.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leura online attractions planner .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Leura by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in January, expect nights in Leura to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Yarramundi Reseve, Bents Basin State Conservation Area, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls Country Club ©
Wentworth Falls Country Club
Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake

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