Route & dates
30 days in Manly & Sydney Itinerary
Fly + Drive: 25h
Manly— 5 nights
Sydney— 22 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.Escape the urban bustle at Munmorah State Conservation Area and Bouddi National Park. Visit Shelly Beach and Terrigal Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Manly: Mount Sugarloaf (in Wallsend), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Yengo National Park (in Yengo National Park). It doesn't end there: trek along Convict Trail and look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manly trip planner .
Islamabad, Pakistan to Manly is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Islamabad to Manly due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Islamabad in September: highs in Manly hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.
Things to do in Manly
Munmorah State Conservation Area, Convict Trail, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Mount Sugarloaf, Yengo National Park
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
The Harbour City
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Markets. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and The National Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets (in Glenbrook) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.
To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary maker app .
Sydney is just a short distance from Manly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Sydney
Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Mosman, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Evans Lookout
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 29:
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