7 days in Greater Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

7 days in Greater Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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7 days in Greater Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

Start: Mosman
1
Mosman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Mosman

1
night
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Joel Coleman Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and finally meet the residents at Taronga Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sydney Harbour National Park, get in on the family fun at Luna Park Sydney, and then stop by Bridget Kennedy Project Space.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mosman day trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Mosman can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manly, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Luna Park Sydney
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Sydney Harbour National Park ©
Sydney Harbour National Park

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, relax in the rural setting at Pine Crest Orchard, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Fire, and finally have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Downunder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook and then get your game on at Aqua Golf.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Penrith trip planner.

Drive from Mosman to Penrith in an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Penrith when traveling from Mosman in August, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Pine Crest Orchard ©
Pine Crest Orchard

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You've now added Blue Mountains to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, then don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip itinerary site .

Getting from Penrith to Katoomba by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Katoomba are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Jenolan Caves
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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