9 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Katoomba Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In August, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 24th (Sat), browse the different shops at Leura Mall, stop by Josophan's Fine Chocolate, then admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout, take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Falls Gallery
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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