17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26 h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Lisbon

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manly Scenic Walkway and Shelly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Next up on the itinerary: visit The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

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

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Kiama Blowhole
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and 13th Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Bells Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: McCrae Beach (in McCrae), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and stroll through Somers Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Nepean National Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, Somers Beach, Bells Beach, McCrae Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 19:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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