32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 15 nights
End: Melbourne

16
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Giant Stairway, & more) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Narrabeen Lagoon State Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Dec 20 — Jan 5:
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

15
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Civic Park (in Warragul), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Backspace Gallery, St. Kilda Beach, Golden Plains Farmer's Market, Civic Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 20:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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