11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

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New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat Wildlife Park, Eastern Beach Reserve, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

4
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 Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney travel route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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