14 days in Greater Melbourne, Canberra & Greater Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Greater Melbourne, Canberra & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Greater Melbourne, Canberra & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  16​h
1
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  3​h
3
Manly
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Beijing

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate RAAF Museum and Pumpkin Lane Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Rippon Lea Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from St Kilda: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Parkdale Beach (in Parkdale) and Chelsea Beach (in Chelsea). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elwood Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our St Kilda trip itinerary planning site .

Beijing, China to St Kilda is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to St Kilda due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Beijing in February; daily highs in St Kilda reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, RAAF Museum, St John's Anglican Church, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Rippon Lea Estate
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RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum
Elwood Beach ©
Elwood Beach
Rippon Lea Estate ©
Rippon Lea Estate

6
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Mugga-Mugga Cottage and Gundagai Heritage Railway. Take a break from the city and head to ANZAC Parade Walk and National Rock Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canberra: Bungendore (Bungendore Wood Works Gallery & Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery), Goulburn (Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, St. Saviour's Cathedral, & more) and Gundagai (Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture & Gundagai Museum). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, experience rural life at Gold Creek Station, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and make a trip to Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from St Kilda to Canberra by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Goulburn, Gundagai, Bungendore, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Manly Quarantine Station. Visit Vaucluse House and Baha'i House of Worship for their historical value. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to The Baha'i Temple (in Ingleside) and Palm Beach (in Palm Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, visit a coastal fixture at Macquarie Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Matthew's on the Corso, and kick back and relax at Shelly Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manly tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Canberra to Manly takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Manly, with lows around 23°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ingleside, Mosman, Palm Beach, Sydney
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse

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