6 days in Yarra Valley, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

6 days in Yarra Valley, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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6 days in Yarra Valley, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1 h
1
Healesville
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
On the 26th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Healesville Sanctuary, then do a tasting at Yileena Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Healesville route app.

Melbourne to Healesville is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Healesville when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yileena Park, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Yileena Park ©
Yileena Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Flinders Street Station, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online itinerary planner.

Drive from Healesville to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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