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: Detroit
Fly:  27​h
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Detroit

1
night
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 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, explore and take pictures at Pulpit Rock Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally get great views at Lincoln's Rock. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, identify plant and animal life at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

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Detroit, USA to Katoomba is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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