24 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 23rd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, 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

12
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Cahill's Lookout, & more). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney vacation app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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