25 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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25 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  26​h
1
Manly
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Langwarrin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Werribee
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: London

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bronte Beach and Avalon Beach. Kids will enjoy Taronga Zoo and Maroubra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), North Narrabeen Beach (in Narrabeen) and Mona Vale Beach (in Mona Vale). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Lane Cove National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, get a sense of history and politics at Old Government House, and explore the world behind art at Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manly road trip website .

London, UK to Manly is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Manly to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney, Mosman, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bronte Beach, Maroubra Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Manly Art Gallery and Museum ©
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Blues Point Reserve ©
Blues Point Reserve

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Kids will enjoy iFLY Downunder and Burragorang Lookout. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Fire and Aqua Golf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Hillsong Church (in Baulkham Hills), Rouse Hill Town Centre (in Rouse Hill) and Macarthur Square (in Campbelltown). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Australian Botanic Garden, look for gifts at Duck In, take some stellar pictures from The Rock Lookout, and have fun at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith online visit planner .

Drive from Manly to Penrith in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langwarrin.

Things to do in Penrith

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Camden, Rouse Hill Town Centre, Hillsong Church, Macarthur Square
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Museum of Fire ©
Museum of Fire
Burragorang Lookout ©
Burragorang Lookout
iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder

4
nights
Langwarrin

Langwarrin ©
Step out of the city life by going to Chelsea Beach and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Australian National Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Langwarrin: Grants Picnic Ground (in Dandenong), Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk (in Ferntree Gully) and Wilson Botanic Park (in Berwick).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Langwarrin online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Penrith to Langwarrin. Traveling from Penrith in January, expect Langwarrin to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Langwarrin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dandenong, Australian National Aviation Museum, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Wilson Botanic Park, Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Melbourne Cable Park ©
Melbourne Cable Park
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary ©
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
Australian National Aviation Museum ©

6
nights
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Kilda Beach and Altona Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elwood Beach and Cheap AZ Travel. Explore Werribee's surroundings by going to St Kilda (Catani Gardens, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more), Heide Museum of Modern Art (in Bulleen) and Jewish Holocaust Centre (in Elsternwick). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Rose Street Artists' Market, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and see the interesting displays at Scienceworks.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Werribee day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Langwarrin to Werribee takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Werribee are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Werribee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St Kilda, Elwood Beach, Abbotsford Convent, The Rose Street Artists' Market, Heide Museum of Modern Art
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
Cheap AZ Travel ©
Cheap AZ Travel

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