10 days in Sydney, Mosman & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Mosman & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Mosman & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
taxi:  15​min
2
Mosman
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco


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.
Nature & Wildlife Tours has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Sydney hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 65°F. You'll set off for Mosman on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo. On the 28th (Fri), stroll through Taronga Zoo, steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, and then kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mosman online day trip planner .

Mosman is very close to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Mosman are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mosman

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Palm Beach, Vaucluse House
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Exhibition Building ©
Royal Exhibition Building

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