17 days in Greater Sydney, Albury & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Greater Sydney, Albury & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Greater Sydney, Albury & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  30​min
1
Manly
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Albury
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
3
St Kilda
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney


5
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.
Shop till you drop at Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries and Penrith Regional Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aboriginal Fine Art and Craft and Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery. Explore Manly's surroundings by going to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Sweetness the Pattiserie (in Epping) and Hillsong Church (in Baulkham Hills). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach, browse the exhibits of Mosman Art Gallery, and browse the different shops at Chatswood Chase Sydney.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manly road trip app .

Sydney to Manly is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December in Manly, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Mosman, Waverley, Bondi, Palm Beach, Baha'i House of Worship
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

6
nights
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Let the collections at Old Schoolhouse Gallery and Sluga Gallery capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Murray River Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albury: Beechworth (Burke Museum, Eldorado Road Wines, & more), Pfeiffer Wines (in Wahgunyah) and Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre (in Rutherglen). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Satch & Co. - art + wares, browse the exhibits of Spiritus Art Gallery, examine the collection at Holbrook Submarine Museum, and admire the striking features of Albury Town Hall.

Plan my day in Albury using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Manly to Albury by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Manly in December, expect nights in Albury to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Albury

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beechworth, Yackandandah, Holbrook, Falls Creek Alpine Resort, Pfeiffer Wines
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Sluga Gallery ©
Sluga Gallery
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Holbrook Submarine Museum ©
Holbrook Submarine Museum

5
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. Step out of the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and Brighton Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Printmaker Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from St Kilda: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and DFO - Direct Factory Outlet (in Essendon). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, look for gifts at Gertrude Street, take in the exciting artwork at 69 Smith Street Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church St Kilda.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Albury to St Kilda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. While traveling from Albury, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St Kilda, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fitzroy, Elsternwick, DFO - Direct Factory Outlet, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Brighton Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

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