17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Islamabad

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and St Thomas Aquinas' Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & A Maze'N Things), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Islamabad to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is somewhat warmer than Islamabad - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Panorama Garden Estate, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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