5 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

5 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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5 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and finally trek along The Giant Stairway.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba online trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Katoomba is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Katoomba, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get slightly colder in Katoomba: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Govetts Leap
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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