16 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  20​h
1
Manly
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aboriginal Fine Art and Craft and Joel Coleman Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to Ingleside (The Baha'i Temple & Baha'i House of Worship), Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bilgola Beach, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manly attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Manly is an approximately 20-hour 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. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in Manly at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Palm Beach, Ingleside, Bilgola Beach, North Narrabeen Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse

8
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Shop till you drop at Macarthur Square and Captain Chocolate. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Whale Beach and Clareville Beach. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Rouse Hill Town Centre (in Rouse Hill), Hillsong Church (in Baulkham Hills) and Paradise Beach (in Avalon Beach). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Berowra Valley National Park. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Heathcote National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, stroll through Shelly Beach RockPool, examine the collection at Museum of Fire, and hike along Cronulla Beach Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Penrith road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Manly to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Campbelltown, Cronulla, Avalon Beach, Camden, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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