17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney — 6 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiama Blowhole and Manly Scenic Walkway. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney journey maker website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 7 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Somers Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Point Nepean National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, kick back and relax at McCrae Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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