8 days in Sydney, Bondi & Blue Mountains Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Bondi & Blue Mountains Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Bondi & Blue Mountains Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Katoomba
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, walk around Nielsen Park, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney attractions planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sam Fiszman Park, then pause for some photo ops at Black Sunday monument, and finally make a splash at Bondi Iceberg Club.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bondi day trip site .

Bondi is very close to Sydney. In August in Bondi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Bondi

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Bondi Iceberg Club ©
Bondi Iceberg Club
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Sam Fiszman Park ©
Sam Fiszman Park

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 15th (Thu), hike along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Head underground at Jenolan Caves, identify plant and animal life at Katoomba Cascades, then explore and take pictures at Lincoln's Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Pulpit Rock Lookout, hike along Grand Canyon track, then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and finally look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bondi to Katoomba in 2 hours. Traveling from Bondi in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Katoomba, with lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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