21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

10
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and The National Pass. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 27:
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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