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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). On the 9th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Lincoln's Rock, Perry's Lookdown
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
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 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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