20 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

10
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Shrine of Remembrance. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK 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 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Eastern Beach Reserve, Hanging Rock Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and St. Mary's Cathedral. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and trek along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Kiama Blowhole
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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