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
+2
bus + Fly + train:  26​h
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Shoal Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 28th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, then take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard, and finally take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba route planner .

New York City, USA to Katoomba is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Katoomba is 15 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Katoomba reach 85°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
On the 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Winda Woppa Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shoal Bay trip planner .

Getting from Katoomba to Shoal Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in January, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Winda Woppa Reserve
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, stroll through Bondi Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Sydney in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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