9 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Greater Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  25​h
1
Manly
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Seattle

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shelly Beach and North Narrabeen Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Head Sanctuary and Narrabeen Lagoon State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Manly side-trips: Barrenjoey Lighthouse (in Palm Beach), Mona Vale Beach (in Mona Vale) and Warriewood Beach (in Warriewood). There's much more to do: stroll through Taronga Zoo, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, get interesting insight from Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's on the Corso.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manly road trip tool .

Seattle, USA to Manly is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Manly, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in April; daily highs in Manly reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney, Mosman, Narrabeen, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Mona Vale Beach
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching
North Narrabeen Beach ©
North Narrabeen Beach

3
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk and St John's Anglican Church. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Kilda: Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Cheap AZ Travel, take in nature's colorful creations at Veg Out Community Gardens St Kilda, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St Kilda planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Manly to St Kilda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and tram; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manly in April, with highs in St Kilda at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee, Brighton Beach, St John's Anglican Church, Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk, Jewish Holocaust Centre
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Cheap AZ Travel ©
Cheap AZ Travel
Catani Gardens ©
Catani Gardens

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