12 days in Sydney & Manly Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Manly Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Manly Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Ferry:  30​min
2
Manly
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Train + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and The National Pass. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Customs House. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Katoomba Cascades, & more) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker .

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Sydney are much warmer (81°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Manly.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi, Bilpin Cider Company, Bronte Beach, The National Pass
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Shelly Beach and Little Manly Beach. Take a break from Manly with a short trip to Mona Vale Beach in Mona Vale, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's on the Corso, explore the activities along Narrabeen Lagoon State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fairlight Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manly road trip website .

Manly is very close to Sydney. December in Manly sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mona Vale Beach, Narrabeen Lagoon State Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Narrabeen Lagoon State Park ©
Narrabeen Lagoon State Park

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