24 days in Blue Mountains, Gosford & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Blue Mountains, Gosford & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Blue Mountains, Gosford & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Changsha
Travel:  24 h
1
Katoomba
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Gosford
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Travel:  26 h
End: Changsha

7
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. Get some cultural insight at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Dryridge Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Mittagong (Artemis Wines & Tertini Wines), Red Cow Farm (in Sutton Forest) and Abercrombie Caves (in Bathurst). On the 13th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, do a tasting at Hillbilly Cider, contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Katoomba holiday maker app .

Changsha, China to Katoomba is an approximately 72-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Changsha to Katoomba is 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Mittagong, Bilpin, Leura, Wentworth Falls
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
nights
Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Terrigal Beach and Redhead Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Briar Ridge Vineyard and Winery and Hanging Tree Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gosford: Mount View (Savannah Estate Winery & Mount View Estate Winery), Caves Beach (in Swansea) and Pokolbin (Tulloch Wines, Mistletoe Wines, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Catherine Hill Bay Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Entrance Heritage Walk, stroll through Ocean Beach, and wander the streets of Whale Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gosford trip planner .

You can drive from Katoomba to Gosford in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Mount View, Whale Beach, Redhead Beach, Terrigal Beach
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Briar Ridge Vineyard ©
Briar Ridge Vineyard
Thomas Wines ©
Thomas Wines

7
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nan Tien Temple and Shelly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Bronte Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney route planning site .

Getting from Gosford to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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