5 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne tour planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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