15 days in Sydney, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Greater Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Palm Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Blacktown
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Mosman
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
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.
Visit Nan Tien Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral for their historical value. Get outdoors at Manly Scenic Walkway and Clovelly. Change things up with a short trip to Wollongong Head Lighthouse in Wollongong (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Wollongong
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach and then kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bondi travel route planning tool .

Bondi is just a short distance from Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Bondi

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach

3
nights
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Get in touch with nature at Palm Beach and Terrigal Beach. Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Norah Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Beach: The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance), Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (in Glenworth Valley) and Munmorah State Conservation Area (in Lake Munmorah).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Beach journey planning app .

Getting from Bondi to Palm Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blacktown.

Things to do in Palm Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Avalon Beach, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Munmorah State Conservation Area ©
Munmorah State Conservation Area
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

1
night
Blacktown

Blacktown ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Central Gardens Nature Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Anglican Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blacktown day trip planner .

You can drive from Palm Beach to Blacktown in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Blacktown can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mosman.

Things to do in Blacktown

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

St Johns Anglican Cathedral, Central Gardens Nature Reserve
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Central Gardens Nature Reserve ©
Central Gardens Nature Reserve
St Johns Anglican Cathedral ©
St Johns Anglican Cathedral

1
night
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, explore the activities along Parsley Bay Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Manly Quarantine Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mosman trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Blacktown to Mosman takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Mosman are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mosman

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manly, Parsley Bay Reserve
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Parsley Bay Reserve ©
Parsley Bay Reserve

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Eastern Beach Reserve and Swim with Dolphins. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mosman to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mosman in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Ocean Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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