21 days in Greater Melbourne, Greater Sydney & Adelaide Hills Itinerary

21 days in Greater Melbourne, Greater Sydney & Adelaide Hills Itinerary

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St Kilda
— 5 nights
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Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Drive to Cronulla
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Cronulla
— 4 nights
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Manly
— 5 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Adelaide International Airport, Drive to Aldgate
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Aldgate
— 4 nights
Drive to Adelaide International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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St Kilda

— 5 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Jewish Museum of Australia and Australian National Aviation Museum. Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to RAAF Museum (in Point Cook), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin) and Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our St Kilda online route maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to St Kilda is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to St Kilda, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for a bit warmer days in St Kilda, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Cronulla.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Cronulla

— 4 nights
Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Tramway Museum and Holy Family Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wanda Beach and Shelly Beach RockPool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cronulla: Wat Pa Buddharangsee (in Leumeah), Macarthur Square (in Campbelltown) and The Australian Botanic Garden (in Mount Annan). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Cronulla Beach, hike along Cronulla Beach Walk, take some stellar pictures from Cape Solander, and stop by Captain Chocolate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cronulla trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St Kilda to Cronulla. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St Kilda in October: high temperatures in Cronulla hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Cronulla

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Manly

— 5 nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Barrenjoey Lighthouse and The Baha'i Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shelly Beach and Little Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Manly side-trips: Whale Beach (in Whale Beach), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the world behind art at Manly Art Gallery and Museum, explore the activities along Narrabeen Lagoon State Park, and stroll through Bilgola Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manly day trip site.

Getting from Cronulla to Manly by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Manly are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Aldgate.

Things to do in Manly

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aldgate

— 4 nights
Aldgate is a South Australian town located 21 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, in the Adelaide Hills.The town of Aldgate was supposedly named in 1882 after the local hotel the Aldgate Pump, which was named by Richard D. Hawkins, who had additionally opened the nearby Crafers Inn. Explore hidden gems such as Belair National Park and Howard Vineyard. Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider and Deviation Road Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Aldgate with an excursion to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleland Wildlife Park, get to know the fascinating history of Nairne Mural and Historic Walk, learn about winemaking at Ashton Hills Vineyard, and go for a walk through Bridgewater Fairy Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aldgate route planning website.

Explore your travel options from Manly to Aldgate with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Manly to Aldgate is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Manly in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Aldgate. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aldgate

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Nightlife
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.

Greater Sydney travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Zoos · Beaches
Sandy beaches, rolling hills, azure rivers, and charming settlements are the hallmarks of Greater Sydney. Coastal suburbs and picturesque harbors are common. Areas such as Manly live up to the Australian stereotype of the laid-back, prosperous, beach-going community.