17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manly Scenic Walkway and Speed Boats Tours. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Next up on the itinerary: visit Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney journey maker website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, kick back and relax at McCrae Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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