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 Manly Scenic Walkway and Coogee Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Sydney is 10 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in January, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can 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 McCrae Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and stroll through Somers Beach.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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