60 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Lourdes
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  30​h
1
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cronulla
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Penrith
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Palm Beach
— 15 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Lourdes


16
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat (Kryal Castle, Ballarat Chocolate Shoppe, & more), Geelong Botanical Gardens (in Geelong) and Daylesford (Convent Gallery, Lake Daylesford, & more). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday tool .

Lourdes, France to Melbourne is an approximately 30-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lourdes to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lourdes in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cronulla.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Torquay, Geelong, Overwrought
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

13
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Cronulla Beach Walk and Luna Park Sydney. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cronulla: Bondi (Tamarama Beach, Aquabumps, & more), Bronte Beach (in Bronte) and Sydney Olympic Park (Qudos Bank Arena & Sydney Olympic Park). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Kamay Botany Bay National Park. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Bridget Kennedy Project Space, play a few rounds at New South Wales Golf Club, don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders and George Bass Monument, and kick back and relax at Parsley Bay Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cronulla trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Cronulla with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Cronulla reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Sydney, Waverley, Campbelltown, Kurnell, Bondi
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden ©
Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

12
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to iFLY Downunder and Burragorang Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Merrylands (Holroyd Gardens & Central Gardens Nature Reserve), Moonrise Lookout (in Horsley Park) and Parramatta (Parramatta Town Hall, St Johns Anglican Cathedral, & more). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Cattai National Park. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Duck In, have some family-friendly fun at Aqua Golf, take some stellar pictures from The Rock Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Australian Botanic Garden.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Penrith visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cronulla to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cronulla in September, plan for little chillier nights in Penrith, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Penrith

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Parramatta, Camden, Blacktown, Holroyd, Liverpool
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iFLY Downunder ©
iFLY Downunder
The Australian Botanic Garden ©
The Australian Botanic Garden
Luddenham Raceway ©
Luddenham Raceway

15
nights
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Beach side-trips: Mosman (Clifton Gardens, Taronga Zoo, & more), Holidays Afloat (in Brooklyn) and Manly (Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, & more). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Lane Cove National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Beach trip planner .

Drive from Penrith to Palm Beach in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Penrith in September since evenings lows in Palm Beach dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Mosman, Dural, Narrabeen, Mona Vale
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo

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