35 days in Katoomba, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

35 days in Katoomba, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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35 days in Katoomba, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 31 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls, then view the masterpieces at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally explore the activities along Wentworth Falls Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba online holiday builder .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. December in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls Lake
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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre ©
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Wentworth Falls Lake ©
Wentworth Falls Lake
Katoomba Falls ©
Katoomba Falls

31
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Blue Mountains Tours, Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, Blue Mountains Eco Tours, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, push the limits with an extreme tour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
You've now added Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, make a trip to South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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