10 days in Sydney, Hamilton Island & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Hamilton Island & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Hamilton Island & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: Houston


5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Shop till you drop at The Rocks Markets and The Nook. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Houston, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Houston to Sydney. Traveling from Houston in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, The Nook
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sports Club ©
Sports Club
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, and then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in March, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 78°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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