8 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Blue Mountains & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jenolan Caves and Trees Adventure Grose River Park. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katoomba road trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Katoomba is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, things will get cooler in Katoomba: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Jenolan Caves, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Gallery Blackheath
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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