21 days in Greater Sydney, Golden Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Greater Sydney, Golden Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

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21 days in Greater Sydney, Golden Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Cronulla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Golden Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

3
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cronulla: Oatley Park (in Oatley) and Leumeah (Monkey Mania & Wat Pa Buddharangsee).

Make your Cronulla itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cronulla is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect Cronulla to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kurnell, Campbelltown, Kirrawee, Oatley Park, Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve
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Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk
Oatley Park ©
Oatley Park
Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve ©

3
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.
Manly is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, view the masterpieces at Mosman Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape of Sydney Harbour National Park, and sample the fine beverages at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manly trip planner .

You can drive from Cronulla to Manly in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Mosman, Brookvale
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Sydney Harbour National Park ©
Sydney Harbour National Park
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Blacktown (Blacktown Showground Precinct & Featherdale Wildlife Park) and Dural (Sydney Hills Visitor Interpretation Centre, Golden Ridge Animal Farm, & more). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Anderson Farm Pick Your Own, look for gifts at Duck In, and have some family-friendly fun at Throw Axe.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Penrith trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Manly to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Manly in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Penrith, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Golden Beach.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Dural, The Hills Shire, Blacktown
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Tobruk Sydney ©
Tobruk Sydney
Fagan Park ©
Fagan Park

1
night
Golden Beach

Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach is a small settlement situated on the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland Victoria. On the 29th (Thu), get great views at Lake Reeve Lookout and then step off the mainland to explore The Lakes National Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Trinculo Shipwreck and then admire the majestic nature at Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Golden Beach online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Penrith to Golden Beach in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Penrith in August, you will find days in Golden Beach are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Golden Beach

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Loch Sport
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park ©
Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Trinculo Shipwreck ©
Trinculo Shipwreck

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Getting from Golden Beach to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 7:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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