5 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

5 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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5 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then make a trip to Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On your second day here, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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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 24th (Wed): make a trip to Leura Cascades, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and then stroll through The Giant Stairway.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip builder .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katoomba, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

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Leura, Blackheath
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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