9 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jenolan Caves and Trees Adventure Grose River Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in August since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company, Grand Canyon track, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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