11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Do your shopping at Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and Orange Grove Market. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online day trip planner .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Koala Conservation Centre and St. Kilda Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Tyde. Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

Similar Plans

7 days in Sydney & Hamilton Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sydney & Blacktown BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM THAILAND May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Canberra & Sydney BY A USER FROM POLAND January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans