6 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

6 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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6 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Australian National Maritime Museum. The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 6th (Tue), look for gifts at The Nook, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, then look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then stroll through The Giant Stairway, and finally wander the streets of Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba road trip planning app .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Katoomba, with lows of 40°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Rick Rutherford's Country
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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