9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + train:  21​h
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mudgee
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: George Town, Penang Island

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Lost Bear Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the galleries of Katoomba Antique Centre, then look for gifts at Josophan's Fine Chocolate, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Katoomba is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from George Town to Katoomba, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from George Town in August, expect Katoomba to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leura, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Josophan's Fine Chocolate ©
Josophan's Fine Chocolate
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

1
night
Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. On the 12th (Mon), look for gifts at Angullong Wines, examine the collection at National Motor Racing Museum, see the interesting displays at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, then make a trip to All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Parish of St Michael & St John.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bathurst trip site .

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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in August; daily highs in Bathurst reach 18°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Lowe Wines, then learn about winemaking at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, then learn about winemaking at Moothi Estate, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mudgee journey maker tool .

You can drive from Bathurst to Mudgee in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Mudgee sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner.

You can fly from Mudgee to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mudgee in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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