8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mudgee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Lost Bear Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Josophan's Fine Chocolate and Katoomba Antique Centre. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Katoomba Cascades.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Wildlife Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Logan Brae Orchard, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. On the 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kangaroo Boundary Road Reserve, then get into the urban bustle at Millthorpe Village, and finally stop by Angullong Wines.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bathurst trip site .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Bathurst takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Bathurst is little chillier than Katoomba - with highs of 18°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mudgee.

Things to do in Bathurst

Wildlife Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Millthorpe
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All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst

1
night
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then do a tasting at Lowe Wines, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mudgee trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Mudgee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Mudgee, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door
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SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bondi Beach, then explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and finally don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mudgee to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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