5 days in Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  26​h
1
Manly
— 1 day
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: London


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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.
On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, stroll through Fairlight Beach, and then kick back and relax at Shelly Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Manly online trip planner .

London, UK to Manly is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In December, Manly is much warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Fairlight Beach ©
Fairlight Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, then admire all the interesting features of Rod Laver Arena, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Elwood Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Manly in December, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Elwood Beach
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Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena

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