17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Head to Federation Square and Buxton Contemporaryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve (in Rhyll) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, identify plant and animal life at Panorama Garden Estate, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Appreciate the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Gallery One88 & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 5:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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