12 days in Greater Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Greater Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Greater Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  16​h
1
St Kilda
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Manly
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Beijing

4
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. Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Kilda: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, experience rural life at Collingwood Children's Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Damper Creek Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St Kilda trip itinerary website .

Beijing, China to St Kilda is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Beijing in December: high temperatures in St Kilda hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Manly.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport Lakes Reserve, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Damper Creek Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

5
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Bridal Veil Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nielsen Park, and kick back and relax at Murray Rose Pool.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manly visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from St Kilda to Manly takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, shuttle, flight, and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Manly when traveling from St Kilda in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Mosman, Palm Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Murray Rose Pool
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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