24 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

24 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

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24 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wisemans Ferry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wallerawang
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Katoomba
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Featherdale Wildlife Park and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamay Botany Bay National Park (in Kurnell) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Berowra Valley National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, have fun at Cremorne Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wisemans Ferry.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Berowra Valley National Park, Kamay Botany Bay National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry ©
Get outdoors at Bouddi National Park and Ocean Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Terrigal Beach and Putty Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wisemans Ferry: Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga) and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (in Glenworth Valley).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wisemans Ferry travel route builder .

Getting from Sydney to Wisemans Ferry by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Wisemans Ferry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouddi National Park, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Ocean Beach, Terrigal Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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Bouddi National Park ©
Bouddi National Park
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

3
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Step out of the city life by going to Jenolan Caves and Lake Wallace. Step out of Wallerawang with an excursion to Mayfield Garden in Oberon--about 1h 05 min away.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wallerawang road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Wisemans Ferry to Wallerawang takes 2.5 hours. December in Wallerawang sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wallerawang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Mayfield Garden, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace
Marrangaroo National Park ©
Marrangaroo National Park

5
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Pulpit Rock Lookout and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Katoomba to Megalong Valley to see Dryridge Estate about 40 minutes away. On the 6th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, contemplate the waterfront views at Old Ford Reserve, and delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Katoomba attractions app .

Traveling by car from Wallerawang to Katoomba takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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