21 days in Greater Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

21 days in Greater Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

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21 days in Greater Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Penrith
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manly
— 7 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bring the kids along to Featherdale Wildlife Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Werri Beach (in Gerringong), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Minnamurra Falls (in Jamberoo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Penrith trip itinerary builder app .

Adelaide to Penrith is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In March, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Leura, Werri Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Shelly Beach and Nobbys Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Taronga Zoo and Palm Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Manly: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal), Newcastle (Blackbutt Reserve & Fort Scratchley) and Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Mosman Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manly online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Penrith to Manly in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosman, Newcastle, Sydney, Palm Beach, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

8
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carrickalinga Beach and Aldinga Beach. Attractions like Cleland Wildlife Park and Horseshoe Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Blowhole Beach in Delamere, about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide online vacation planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Manly in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Adelaide, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Cleland Wildlife Park, Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach, Blowhole Beach
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

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