17 days in Melbourne, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 6th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-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 Zurich to Melbourne. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
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Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 9th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, and make a trip to Passage Peak.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island day trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Hamilton Island to be much hotter, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Hamilton Island to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hamilton Island in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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