13 days in Blue Mountains Itinerary

13 days in Blue Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Blue Mountains sightseeing planner
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Wentworth Falls
— 2 nights
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Leura
— 2 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Blackheath
— 2 nights
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Megalong Valley
— 1 day
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Bilpin
— 4 nights
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Wentworth Falls — 2 nights

Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. On the 9th (Sun), trek along Charles Darwin walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout, and then hike along The National Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then tee off at Wentworth Falls Country Club, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wentworth Falls visit website.

Sydney to Wentworth Falls is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In January in Wentworth Falls, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Leura.
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Leura — 2 nights

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, stop by The Nook, then don't miss a visit to Sublime Point Lookout, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gordon Falls Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, examine the collection at Leuralla, and then don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leura day trip planner.

Leura is just a short distance from Wentworth Falls. In January in Leura, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Katoomba — 2 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains. On the next day, stroll through The Giant Stairway, take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, and then take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba holiday maker tool.

Katoomba is very close to Leura. January in Katoomba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Blackheath.
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Blackheath — 2 nights

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, then examine the collection at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, and then make a trip to Gallery Blackheath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): go for a walk through Cliff Top Walking Track, then get great views at Evans Lookout, and then get great views at Govetts Leap.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackheath day trip planning site.

Blackheath is just a stone's throw from Katoomba. In January, daytime highs in Blackheath are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Megalong Valley.
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Megalong Valley — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Hargraves Lookout and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Megalong Valley trip planner.

Megalong Valley is just a stone's throw from Blackheath. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bilpin.
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Bilpin — 4 nights

Bilpin is a small town on the historic Bells Line of Road in the City of Hawkesbury local government area in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, New South Wales. Step out of Bilpin to go to Howes Valley and see Chapman Valley Horse Riding, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, take some stellar pictures from Bellbird Hill Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Windyridge Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bebeah.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bilpin route planning site.

Traveling by car from Megalong Valley to Bilpin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Bilpin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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Blue Mountains travel guide

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World heritage site · Lookouts · Mountains
Cloaked by a natural blue haze that lingers above vast eucalypt forests and rugged sandstone tablelands, Blue Mountains remain Australia's most accessible World Heritage-listed wilderness within a two-hour drive from Sidney. Equally suitable for adrenaline addicts and avid nature lovers, a trip to Blue Mountains places you near canyons, waterfalls, underground caves, and limestone formations that date back at least 340 million years. Fresh mountain air serves as a perfect stimulus for numerous exhilarating activities and adventure sports. Hiking, bushwalking, rock climbing, canyoning, and abseiling rank among top things to do in Blue Mountains. The region's many festivals and rich Aboriginal heritage add a dash of culture to primarily nature-oriented Blue Mountains vacations.
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