13 days in New South Wales Itinerary

13 days in New South Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New South Wales travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Oberon
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Oberon
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 6 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Oberon

— 2 nights
Oberon is a town and local government area (see Oberon Shire) in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. When in Oberon, make a side trip to see Turon National Park in Capertee, approximately Capertee away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Mayfield Garden, let little ones run wild at The Oberon Common, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Coopers Antiques.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oberon day trip planning website.

Melbourne to Oberon is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Oberon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

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Katoomba

— 6 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 Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, get great views at Spooners Lookout, and do sightseeing at your own pace with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip planner.

Drive from Oberon to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

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New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
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.