21 days in Greater Melbourne, Greater Sydney & Adelaide Hills Itinerary

21 days in Greater Melbourne, Greater Sydney & Adelaide Hills Itinerary

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21 days in Greater Melbourne, Greater Sydney & Adelaide Hills Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
St Kilda
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cronulla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manly
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Aldgate
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam

5
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. Step out of the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cheap AZ Travel and Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from St Kilda: Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin) and Australian National Aviation Museum (in Moorabbin). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, soothe aching muscles at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery, and learn about all things military at RAAF Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda road trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to St Kilda is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, you will find days in St Kilda are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cronulla.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Australian National Aviation Museum, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
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Catani Gardens ©
Catani Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary ©
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

4
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
You'll get in some beach time at Wanda Beach and Shelly Beach RockPool. Step off the beaten path and head to North Cronulla Beach and Cape Solander. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Family Catholic Church (in Ingleburn), Macarthur Square (in Campbelltown) and The Australian Botanic Garden (in Mount Annan).

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cronulla road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from St Kilda to Cronulla. Traveling from St Kilda in October, expect Cronulla to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Campbelltown, E G Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens, Sydney Tramway Museum, Cape Solander, The Australian Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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North Cronulla Beach ©
North Cronulla Beach
Wanda Beach ©
Wanda Beach
Sydney Tramway Museum ©
Sydney Tramway Museum

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barrenjoey Lighthouse and The Baha'i Temple. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and North Narrabeen Beach. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Whale Beach (in Whale Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Little Manly Beach, stroll through Mona Vale Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the masterpieces at Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manly attractions app .

Drive from Cronulla to Manly in 1.5 hours. In November in Manly, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aldgate.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Narrabeen, Palm Beach, Bilgola Beach, The Basin, Whale Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach
Mona Vale Beach ©
Mona Vale Beach

4
nights
Aldgate

Aldgate ©
Aldgate is a South Australian town located 21 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, in the Adelaide Hills.The town of Aldgate was supposedly named in 1882 after the local hotel the Aldgate Pump, which was named by Richard D. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Howard Vineyard and Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider. Get outdoors at Belair National Park and Gorge Wildlife Park. When in Aldgate, make a side trip to see Nairne Mural and Historic Walk in Nairne, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, do a tasting at Nepenthe, take in the pleasant sights at Bridgewater Fairy Garden, and admire the natural beauty at Wittunga Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aldgate journey maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Manly to Aldgate with the Route module. Traveling from Manly in November, plan for little chillier nights in Aldgate, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aldgate

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nairne, Summertown, Balhannah, Deviation Road Winery, Gorge Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
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Belair National Park ©
Belair National Park
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Howard Vineyard ©
Howard Vineyard

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