21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Tampa

9
nights
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 Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bells Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Y Water Discovery Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

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Tampa, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tampa to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tampa in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, Bells Beach, Ocean Beach, Swim with Dolphins
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

9
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.
Get outdoors at Kiama Blowhole and Wentworth Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nan Tien Temple and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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