21 days in Sydney & Wollongong Itinerary

21 days in Sydney & Wollongong Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney & Wollongong Itinerary

Start: Noosa
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 17 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Wollongong
— 3 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Noosa

17
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Elysian Rock Lookout) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation builder site .

Noosa to Sydney is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Gallery Blackheath, Bilpin Cider Company
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple and then take a memorable drive along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Jamberoo Action Park and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wollongong tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wollongong when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 20°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Theme Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Jamberoo Action Park
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Jamberoo Action Park ©
Jamberoo Action Park
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

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