7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bathurst
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Katoomba
— 1 night
train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: George Town, Penang Island


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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.
On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Manly Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then look for gifts at Aesop, and finally admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from George Town to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from George Town in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pokolbin.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and then admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pokolbin trip planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Pokolbin, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hill Wines
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Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

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night
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
On the 14th (Wed), learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mudgee tour planner.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Mudgee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pokolbin in August; daily highs in Mudgee reach 18°C and lows reach 1°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wildlife Parks Wineries
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SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery

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hours
Bathurst

Bathurst
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bathurst visit planning site .

You can drive from Mudgee to Bathurst in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Bathurst, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll set off for Katoomba on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Bathurst

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, then hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, then trek along Grand Canyon track, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katoomba travel tool .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bathurst in August, expect nights in Katoomba to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon track, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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