9 days in Katoomba, Bathurst & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Katoomba, Bathurst & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Katoomba, Bathurst & Sydney Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Pass and Gallery One88. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lost Bear Gallery and Katoomba Antique Centre. When in Katoomba, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, stop by Josophan's Fine Chocolate, go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout, and browse the different shops at Leura Mall.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katoomba trip builder site .

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. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from George Town to Katoomba due to the time zone difference. In August, Katoomba is cooler than George Town - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bathurst.

Things to do in Katoomba

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Logan Brae Orchard, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to All Saints Cathedral Bathurst, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre, then get into the urban bustle at Millthorpe Village, and finally look for gifts at Angullong Wines.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bathurst attractions planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Bathurst by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Katoomba in August: high temperatures in Bathurst hover around 18°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Bathurst

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Millthorpe
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Millthorpe Village ©
Millthorpe Village
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst ©
All Saints Cathedral Bathurst
Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre ©
Bathurst Chase Shopping Centre

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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Bathurst to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bathurst in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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