9 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Newcastle Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Newcastle Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Katoomba & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

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, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
You've now added The Three Sisters to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, then take some stellar pictures from 3 Sisters Echo Point, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Katoomba

Nature Parks
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout

4
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sand Dune Adventures - Tours as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. When in Newcastle, make a side trip to see Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk and identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Newcastle tour planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Newcastle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. February in Newcastle sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sand Dune Adventures - Tours, Hunter Valley Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Sand Dune Adventures - Tours ©
Sand Dune Adventures - Tours
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

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