22 days in New South Wales & Western Australia Itinerary

22 days in New South Wales & Western Australia Itinerary

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22 days in New South Wales & Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney is 8 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
For shopping fun, head to The Nook or Teddy Sinclair. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves to see Jenolan Caves about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: stop by The Candy Store Leura, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Katoomba sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Teddy Sinclair ©
Teddy Sinclair
Katoomba Vintage Emporium ©
Katoomba Vintage Emporium

1
night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, and then stroll through Broome Town Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Broome trip builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Broome in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Katoomba to Broome. When traveling from Katoomba in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Shop till you drop at The House of Honey and Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Providore (in West Swan), Entopia Wines (in Baskerville) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stop by London Court, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip maker site .

You can fly from Broome to Perth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Broome in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Herne Hill, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Trigg Beach, Entopia Wines
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

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