10 days in Canberra & Greater Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Canberra & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Canberra & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Penrith
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bondi
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Floriade, get curious at Questacon, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip website .

San Francisco, USA to Canberra is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Canberra to be a bit warmer, around 54°F, while days are much hotter, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Fri), perfect your strike at Zone Bowling, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Downunder, and then identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith day trip app .

Getting from Canberra to Penrith by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Canberra in December, Penrith is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Penrith

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
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iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Zone Bowling ©
Zone Bowling

3
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Bondi: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bondi trip maker app .

You can drive from Penrith to Bondi in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bondi can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bondi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse, Bronte Beach, Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Taronga Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Bilgola Beach ©
Bilgola Beach

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