40 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

40 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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40 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 21 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 17 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

21
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Torquay (Point Danger Lookout & The Great Ocean Road), Werribee (Werribee Park Heritage Orchard & Farmyard & Werribee Open Range Zoo) and Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Sovereign Hill). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Melbourne is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

St Kilda, Torquay, Cowes, Ballarat, Werribee
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

17
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Eagle Hawk Lookout, Wentworth Falls, & more), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, Katoomba, Manly, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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