8 days in Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Drive:  3​h
1
Leura
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newcastle

2
nights
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with a short trip to The Three Sisters in Katoomba (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura online trip builder .

Newcastle to Leura is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Leura sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 17th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Leura to Melbourne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Leura, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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