5 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

5 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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5 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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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