17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Coolum Beach
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Coolum Beach

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Art Gallery of Ballarat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Maru Koala and Animal Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (The Gold Museum & Sovereign Hill), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat). There's much more to do: stroll through Eastern Beach Reserve, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planning tool .

Coolum Beach to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Coolum Beach in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach, Ocean Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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