9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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9 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, get interesting insight from Tours, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday planning app .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from New York City to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): meet the residents at Symbio Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Kembla Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wollongong driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Symbio Wildlife Park, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, appreciate the history behind The Road Builders Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Elysian Rock Lookout, then admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip site .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in March, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

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