37 days in Greater Sydney, Golden Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

37 days in Greater Sydney, Golden Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

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37 days in Greater Sydney, Golden Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Cronulla
— 20 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 day
Drive:  4​h
5
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

20
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Get out of town with these interesting Cronulla side-trips: Sea Cliff Bridge (in Coalcliff), Helensburgh (Symbio Wildlife Park, Sri Venkateswara Temple, Helensburgh, Sydney, & more) and Stanwell Park (Stanwell Park Beach & Lawrence Hargrave).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cronulla travel itinerary planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cronulla is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Jeddah to Cronulla due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in August; daily highs in Cronulla reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Campbelltown, Kurnell, Royal National Park, Helensburgh, Miranda
Find places to stay Aug 18 — Sep 7:
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Cronulla Beach Walk ©
Cronulla Beach Walk
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Oatley Park ©
Oatley Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Manly travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cronulla to Manly takes 1.5 hours. In September in Manly, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Australian Reptile Park
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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary ©
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
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. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, & more), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Bilpin Cider Company, get your game on at Throw Axe, explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock, and look for gifts at Duck In.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Penrith day trip planner .

Drive from Manly to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Manly in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Penrith. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Golden Beach.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin Cider Company, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Lincoln's Rock, Jenolan Caves
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

1
day
Golden Beach

Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach is a small settlement situated on the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland Victoria. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Trinculo Shipwreck, kick back and relax at Ninety Mile Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Lake Reeve Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Golden Beach online route planner .

Drive from Penrith to Golden Beach in 9.5 hours. When traveling from Penrith in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Golden Beach: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Golden Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ninety Mile Beach
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
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Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Trinculo Shipwreck ©
Trinculo Shipwreck
Lake Reeve Lookout ©
Lake Reeve Lookout

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Golden Beach to Melbourne in 3 hours. September in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 22:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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