23 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Newhaven (National Vietnam Veterans Museum & Churchill Island Marine National Park), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip 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, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, Newhaven, Sovereign Hill, Seal Rock
Find places to stay May 19 — 30:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. You'll explore and learn at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Museum of Sydney. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, enjoy some diversion at Cremorne Reserve, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 8:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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