11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Anvil Rock Lookout), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, identify plant and animal life at Green Point Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, North Head Sanctuary, The Three Sisters
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and St Kilda beach. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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