8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

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

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
For shopping fun, head to Lost Bear Gallery or Gallery One88. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Katoomba Antique Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, browse the different shops at Leura Mall, and explore the galleries of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Leura Mall
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre, then take a stroll around Millthorpe Village, and finally stop by Angullong Wines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bathurst trip planner .

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. Traveling from Katoomba in August, expect Bathurst to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Bathurst

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Millthorpe
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Millthorpe Village ©
Millthorpe Village
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst
Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre ©
Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre

1
night
Mudgee

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

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mudgee day trip website .

You can drive from Bathurst to Mudgee in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mudgee can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stop by Sydney Fish Market, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Mudgee to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mudgee in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to 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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