12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Art Gallery of New South Wales and Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Venture out of the city with trips to Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and The Junk Companyfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by Readings Book Shop, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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