12 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Cronulla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manly
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Chiang Mai

2
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Symbio Wildlife Park (in Helensburgh), Sea Cliff Bridge (in Coalcliff) and Monkey Mania (in Leumeah).

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cronulla trip planning tool .

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Cronulla is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Cronulla is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in August, with highs in Cronulla at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirrawee, Cape Solander, Monkey Mania, Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve, Symbio Wildlife Park
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Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Sea Cliff Bridge ©
Sea Cliff Bridge

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Family-friendly places like Jenolan Caves and Aqua Golf will thrill your kids. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more). There's much more to do: get your game on at iFLY Downunder, see the interesting displays at Museum of Fire, stop by Duck In, and snap pictures at Lennox Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Penrith tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Cronulla to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cronulla in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Penrith, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Manly.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Lennox Bridge, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder
Museum of Fire ©
Museum of Fire

4
nights
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Attractions like Shelly Beach and Australian Reptile Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Manly with an excursion to Palm Beach in Palm Beach--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Joel Coleman Gallery, explore the galleries of Mosman Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manly trip maker app .

Drive from Penrith to Manly in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Penrith in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Manly, with lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mosman, Australian Reptile Park, Palm Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

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