16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

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16 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Terrigal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  28​h
End: London

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Terrigal.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Terrigal

Terrigal ©
Escape the urban bustle at Macmasters Beach and Wyrrabalong National Park. Relax by the water at Putty Beach and Catherine Hill Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Terrigal: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Caves Beach (in Swansea).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Terrigal trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Terrigal takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Terrigal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Terrigal

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Norah Head Lighthouse, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Caves Beach, Wyrrabalong National Park, Catherine Hill Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Macmasters Beach ©
Macmasters Beach
Wyrrabalong National Park ©
Wyrrabalong National Park
Avoca Beach ©
Avoca Beach

4
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Visiting Wentworth Falls and Perry's Lookdown will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Pass and Megalong Creek Estate. Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades, and explore the striking landscape at Wind Eroded Cave.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Terrigal to Katoomba takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Katoomba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Megalong Valley, Blackheath, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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