12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Echo Point Lookout, & more) and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, Nan Tien Temple
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Australian Centre for the Moving Image and National Sports Museum. Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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