10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Colombo

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shelly Beach and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colombo in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Dedicate the 10th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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