39 days in Sydney & Lithgow Itinerary

39 days in Sydney & Lithgow Itinerary

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39 days in Sydney & Lithgow Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 35 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lithgow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Sydney

35
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Convict Trail (in Wisemans Ferry), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Sydney tour planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lithgow.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mosman, Berowra Valley National Park, Convict Trail, Shelly Beach, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Lithgow

Lithgow ©
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Glow Worm Tunnel, then steep yourself in history at Old Wallerawang Station, and then take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park, then examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Wallace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lithgow driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Lithgow takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lithgow, with lows around 7°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lithgow

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Glow Worm Tunnel ©
Glow Worm Tunnel
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

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