20 days in Melbourne, Mildura & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne, Mildura & Sydney Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne, Mildura & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mildura
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Mildura is known for breweries & distilleries, fun & games, nightlife, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, admire all the interesting features of Orange World, don't miss a visit to Lock 11, and admire the masterpieces at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mildura trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Mildura by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Mildura hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mildura

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Buronga, Cappa Stone Wines
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Inflatable World ©
Inflatable World
Orange World ©
Orange World
Lock 11 ©
Lock 11

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leura Post Office (in Leura) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Mildura to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mildura in September, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura Post Office
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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