9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Randwick
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Parramatta
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Geelong
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Randwick

Randwick ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Mahon Pool, take in the exciting artwork at Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery, look for gifts at Peter's of Kensington, browse the different shops at Westfield Eastgardens, then take an in-depth tour of La Perouse Museum, and finally get great views at Cape Solander.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Randwick day trip planning website .

Manila, Philippines to Randwick is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Randwick. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get much colder in Randwick: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Parramatta.

Things to do in Randwick

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cape Solander, Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Westfield Eastgardens
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Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery
Westfield Eastgardens ©
Westfield Eastgardens
Peter's of Kensington ©
Peter's of Kensington

1
night
Parramatta

Parramatta ©
Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Hillsong Church, see the interesting displays at Museums Discovery Centre, stop by The Children's Bookshop, then catch the contagious excitement of Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, then get engrossed in the history at Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Parramatta visit planner .

Traveling by car from Randwick to Parramatta takes an hour. Traveling from Randwick in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Parramatta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Parramatta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hillsong Church, The Children's Bookshop, Museums Discovery Centre
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St Patrick's Cathedral ©
St Patrick's Cathedral
Hillsong Church ©
Hillsong Church
The Children's Bookshop ©
The Children's Bookshop

2
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the streets of Acland Street Village, make a trip to St Kilda Town Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church St Kilda, and finally view the masterpieces at Linden New Art. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Alma Park, examine the collection at Jewish Museum of Australia, head outdoors with Cheap AZ Travel, explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens, then see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and finally admire all the interesting features of St Kilda Pier.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read St Kilda trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Parramatta to St Kilda. Traveling from Parramatta in September, expect nights in St Kilda to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Christ Church St Kilda ©
Christ Church St Kilda
Jewish Museum of Australia ©
Jewish Museum of Australia

1
day
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, stop by The Food Purveyor, steep yourself in history at Barwon Grange, then admire the landmark architecture of The Old Paper Mills, then examine the collection at National Wool Museum, and finally stroll around Rippleside Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geelong online holiday planner .

You can drive from St Kilda to Geelong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Geelong

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels
National Wool Museum ©
National Wool Museum
The Old Paper Mills ©
The Old Paper Mills

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
On the 7th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk, pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, look for gifts at Opal Minded, then take a stroll through The Rocks, then admire the masterpieces at Customs House, and finally explore the galleries of Anzac Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, then explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Geelong to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Geelong - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©

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