23 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

23 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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23 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
2
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

7
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 (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary builder .

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. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

12
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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