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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gallery Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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