15 days in Katoomba & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Katoomba & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Katoomba & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Three Sisters, Glow Worm Tunnel, Blue Mountains, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): Head underground at Jenolan Caves, stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, then hike along The Giant Stairway, then make a trip to Leura Cascades, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then Head underground at Glow Worm Tunnel, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Perry's Lookdown.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katoomba holiday builder tool.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Leura Cascades, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Glow Worm Tunnel, Jenolan Caves
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

13
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Coogee Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Chinese Garden of Friendship. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip app.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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