9 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h
1
Penrith
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Whale Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Williamstown
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore

1
day
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a suburb and major centre in the metropolitan area of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Fire, have some family-friendly fun at Aqua Golf, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Penrith online driving holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Penrith is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Penrith, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Singapore in December since evenings lows in Penrith dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whale Beach.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Whale Beach

Whale Beach ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whale Beach and Vaucluse House. Step off the beaten path and head to Avalon Beach and Nielsen Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Whale Beach: North Narrabeen Beach (in Narrabeen), Manly (St Matthew's on the Corso, Shelly Beach, & more) and Maroubra Beach (in Maroubra).

Before you visit Whale Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Penrith to Whale Beach in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Whale Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Vaucluse, Maroubra Beach, Avalon Beach, Taronga Zoo
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Maroubra Beach ©
Maroubra Beach

4
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Melbourne Cable Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Scienceworks and Abbotsford Convent. Step out of Williamstown with an excursion to RAAF Museum in Point Cook--about 32 minutes away.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Williamstown tour planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whale Beach to Williamstown. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Whale Beach in December since evenings lows in Williamstown dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamstown

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda, St John's Anglican Church, Jewish Holocaust Centre, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Scienceworks
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

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