11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Wendouree and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, explore the galleries of Blender Studios, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and have some family-friendly fun at Pinball Paradise.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip site .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk as well as Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiama Blowhole and Photography Tours. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Starfish Education Centre in Kiama, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Cathedral, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

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