44 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

44 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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44 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Sydney
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 21 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Zurich

19
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Terrigal Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Werri Beach (in Gerringong). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Coogee Beach, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Sydney. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Taronga Zoo, Nan Tien Temple, Werri Beach, Palm Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

21
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville), Yea (Y Water Discovery Centre & Yea Wetlands) and Marysville State Forest (in Marysville). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Yea, Ballarat, Sorrento, Kyneton, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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