18 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney & Blue Mountains Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wallerawang
— 3 nights
Fly:  38​h
End: Bournemouth

7
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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Bournemouth, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bournemouth to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is much warmer than Bournemouth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout, and explore and take pictures at The National Pass.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba road trip planner .

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Wallerawang.

Things to do in Katoomba

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls Lake, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

3
nights
Wallerawang

Wallerawang ©
Get out of town with these interesting Wallerawang side-trips: Mayfield Garden (in Oberon) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wallerawang trip tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Wallerawang takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wallerawang

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, Jenolan Caves, Mayfield Garden
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace

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