12 days in Sydney & Manly Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Manly Itinerary

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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Manly
— 4 nights

7
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Giant Stairway. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Katoomba Cascades, &more) and Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 18 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Sydney hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi, The National Pass, Bilpin Cider Company, Leura Post Office
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shelly Beach and Collins Flat Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairlight Beach and Little Manly Beach. Step out of Manly with an excursion to Mona Vale Beach in Mona Vale--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Narrabeen Lagoon State Park, see human ingenuity at work at Manly Dam, view the masterpieces at Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's on the Corso.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manly trip site.

You can drive from Sydney to Manly in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December in Manly, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Narrabeen Lagoon State Park, Mona Vale Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Narrabeen Lagoon State Park ©
Narrabeen Lagoon State Park

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