50 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

50 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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50 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 24 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 23 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon

24
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to The Rip (in Queenscliff), Werribee (B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia & Werribee Open Range Zoo) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the activities along Yarra River.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Werribee, Marysville, Daylesford, Phillip Island
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

23
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Katoomba (Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Lady Darley Lookout Track, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Manly, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Luna Park Sydney
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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