10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Washington DC

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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Sydney Fish Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 81°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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