11 days in Sydney & Penrith Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Penrith Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Penrith Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney

7
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and North Head Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by The Nook, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, explore the galleries of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith online travel route planner .

Drive from Sydney to Penrith in an hour. In February in Penrith, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Megalong Creek Estate, The National Pass
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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