8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales trip builder

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Drive

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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Rocks. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 3 nights
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 Jenolan Caves in Jenolan Caves (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Katoomba Cascades, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba attractions website.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.