13 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  26​h
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mona Vale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Miranda
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Head to Rouse Hill Town Centre and Westfield Penrithfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Hillsong Church and Penrith Regional Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Rouse Hill House & Farm (in Rouse Hill), Burragorang Lookout (in Camden) and Museums Discovery Centre (in Castle Hill). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, stop by Duck In, and get your game on at Aqua Golf.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith route builder .

Chicago, USA to Penrith is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Penrith is 16 hours. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get much hotter in Penrith: highs are around 85°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Mona Vale.

Things to do in Penrith

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Rouse Hill, Burragorang Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Hillsong Church, Museums Discovery Centre
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Rouse Hill Town Centre ©
Rouse Hill Town Centre
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Hillsong Church ©
Hillsong Church

4
nights
Mona Vale

Mona Vale ©
Popular historic sites such as Macquarie Lighthouse and St Matthew's on the Corso are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mona Vale Beach and North Narrabeen Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Blues Point Reserve (in McMahons Point), Chinamans Beach (in Mosman) and North Sydney (Bridget Kennedy Project Space & Mary Mackillop Place).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mona Vale route builder .

Getting from Penrith to Mona Vale by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miranda.

Things to do in Mona Vale

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manly, North Sydney, Macquarie Lighthouse, Chinamans Beach, St Ives Shopping Village
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Blues Point Reserve ©
Blues Point Reserve
Bilgola Beach ©
Bilgola Beach
Mona Vale Beach ©
Mona Vale Beach

4
nights
Miranda

Miranda ©
Do your shopping at Captain Chocolate and Peter's of Kensington. Step off the beaten path and head to Wanda Beach and Westfield Parramatta. Change things up with these side-trips from Miranda: Rookwood Cemetery (in Lidcombe), St Patrick's Cathedral (in Parramatta) and Macarthur Square (in Campbelltown).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Miranda trip planner .

Getting from Mona Vale to Miranda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Miranda

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Parramatta, Bondi, Captain Chocolate, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney Tramway Museum
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Wanda Beach ©
Wanda Beach
Captain Chocolate ©
Captain Chocolate

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