8 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Whale Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Penrith
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

2
nights
Whale Beach

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avalon Beach and Mona Vale Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Shelly Beach and North Narrabeen Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Whale Beach: Manly (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Manly Art Gallery and Museum), Vaucluse House (in Vaucluse) and Balmoral Beach, Mosman (in Balmoral).

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Whale Beach itinerary builder app .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Whale Beach is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brunei Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in November, with highs in Whale Beach at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Whale Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Manly, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, North Narrabeen Beach, Warriewood Beach, Vaucluse House
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach
Mona Vale Beach ©
Mona Vale Beach

1
night
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Fire, have some family-friendly fun at Aqua Golf, and then identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Penrith vacation maker app .

Getting from Whale Beach to Penrith by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Museum of Fire ©
Museum of Fire
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Aqua Golf ©
Aqua Golf

3
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Abbotsford Convent and St John's Anglican Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and RAAF Museum. Explore St Kilda's surroundings by going to Heide Museum of Modern Art (in Bulleen) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, examine the collection at Scienceworks, and grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Penrith to St Kilda with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Penrith in November, with highs in St Kilda at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St John's Anglican Church, Abbotsford Convent, Werribee Open Range Zoo, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, RAAF Museum
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art

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