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
Drive:  3​h 45​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.
On the 10th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Leura Mall, stop by Josophan's Fine Chocolate, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, and finally do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Katoomba, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Bilpin, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

1
night
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bathurst trip app .

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 slightly colder than Katoomba - with highs of 18°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mudgee.

Things to do in Bathurst

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Angullong Wines
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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst
National Motor Racing Museum ©
National Motor Racing Museum

1
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 Lowe Wines, then do a tasting at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then do a tasting at Moothi Estate, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Drip Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mudgee online route planner .

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
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Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Moothi Estate ©
Moothi Estate

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.
On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, then take a stroll through The Rocks, and finally shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mudgee to Sydney by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mudgee in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up 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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