60 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

29
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or The White Room Interiors. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Mentone beach (in Mentone), Koolunga Native Reserve (in Ferntree Gully) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Dedicate the 12th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, identify plant and animal life at Y Water Discovery Centre, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yea, Ballarat, Maru Koala and Animal Park, St. Kilda Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 19 — Jan 17:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

30
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Westfield Sydney. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & The National Pass), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Bouddi National Park (in Killcare). Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Georges River National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, have fun at Cremorne Reserve, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Bouddi National Park, Bilgola Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — Feb 16:
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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