22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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22 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Manila
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
End: Manila

1
night
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Wallace, then get engrossed in the history at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, and then admire the sheer force of Ida Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Garden and then explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jenolan Caves day trip tool .

Manila, Philippines to Jenolan Caves is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Jenolan Caves is 2 hours. Traveling from Manila in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jenolan Caves, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Lithgow, Mayfield Garden, Lake Wallace
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden

5
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 19th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Katoomba day trip planning tool .

Drive from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Wentworth Falls Lake, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in New South Wales, in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Australiana Pioneer Village, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, then examine the collection at Museum of Fire, and finally get your game on at iFLY Downunder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Richmond trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Richmond in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Richmond

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Penrith, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, Bilpin Cider Company, The Australiana Pioneer Village
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Museum of Fire ©
Museum of Fire
The Australiana Pioneer Village ©
The Australiana Pioneer Village
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company

12
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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip site .

You can drive from Richmond to Sydney in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Nielsen Park, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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