5 days in New South Wales Itinerary

5 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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5 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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 Lady Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bondi Beach. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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nights
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 27th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Old Ford Reserve, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains National Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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