11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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