11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

2
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 St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney Opera House, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): catch all the local highlights with Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour planning tool .

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Warrandyte State Park and St. Kilda Beach. Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat--about 2 hours away. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 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 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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