8 days in New South Wales & Gold Coast Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales & Gold Coast Itinerary

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8 days in New South Wales & Gold Coast Itinerary

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

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 14th (Sat), get great views at The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then hike along The National Pass, and finally get great views at Lincoln's Rock.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planner.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, Katoomba is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Gallery Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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