13 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Greater Sydney Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greater Sydney trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Cronulla
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Cronulla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manly
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brooklyn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Bandar Seri Begawan

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Cronulla

— 2 nights
Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Cronulla Beach Walk and Mahon Pool. Step out of Cronulla to go to Maroubra and see Maroubra Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach RockPool, stroll through North Cronulla Beach, and appreciate the history behind Sir Joseph Banks.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cronulla online itinerary planner.

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Cronulla is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Cronulla is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in December; daily highs in Cronulla reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Manly.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Manly

— 4 nights
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 Shelly Beach and Palm Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Manly side-trips: Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola), North Bondi Lookout (in Bondi) and Warriewood Beach (in Warriewood). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manly online trip planner.

You can drive from Cronulla to Manly in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Manly are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in Manly

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Brooklyn

— 2 nights
Brooklyn is a town on the upper north shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): putt your heart out at Thornleigh Golf Centre and then explore the striking landscape of Berowra Valley National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rowland Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at The Basin, and then enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Manly to Brooklyn takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Penrith

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Downunder, then stroll through Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, and then stroll through Koala Park Sanctuary. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Kaos Family Fun, get great views at Burragorang Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Cumberland State Forest, and finally look for gifts at Sweetness the Pattiserie.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Penrith trip app.

You can drive from Brooklyn to Penrith in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Greater Sydney travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Zoos · Beaches
Sandy beaches, rolling hills, azure rivers, and charming settlements are the hallmarks of Greater Sydney. Coastal suburbs and picturesque harbors are common. Areas such as Manly live up to the Australian stereotype of the laid-back, prosperous, beach-going community.