7 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

7 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planning website .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza as well as The Edge Cinema. On the 4th (Fri), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, then make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, and finally catch a movie at The Edge Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Giant Stairway, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba attractions website .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Leura Cascades, Govetts Leap
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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