22 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Visit Museum of Sydney and St Thomas Becket Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock). Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay May 21 — 30:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park). Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Sovereign Hill, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Seal Rock
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 8:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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