22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park
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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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