21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
The Rocks and Murugan Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (in Beaumaris) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gresswell Nature Reserve, Damper Creek Reserve, Sovereign Hill, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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