10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
Chicago

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Chicago, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Chicago to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Melbourne reach 77°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
days
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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