10 days in Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Manly
— 1 night
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Shelly Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then stroll through Palm Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Warriewood Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manly vacation tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Manly is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Manly due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Manly hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Warriewood Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bells Beach and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Take a break from the city and head to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Anglesea Bike Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Tyde (in Cowes), Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manly in October, with highs in Melbourne at 69°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Anglesea Bike Park, Churchill Island, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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