17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
2
Sydney
— 9 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and Australian Sports Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve (in Rhyll), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, Panorama Garden Estate, Sovereign Hill, Koala Conservation Centre, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Gallery One88 (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, visit Darling Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and admire the striking features of Queen Victoria Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney journey builder app.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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