12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

4
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 a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and St George's Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat Wildlife Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, St George's Lake, Ocean Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congwong Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Congwong Beach, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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