12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Paul's Cathedral and St Augustine's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ocean Beach (in Nelson), The Rip (in Queenscliff) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree, enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Mill Markets.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Traveling from London in February, things will get much warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach, The Rip
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kiama Blowhole and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nan Tien Temple and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Starfish Education Centre (in Kiama), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, and enjoy the sand and surf at Congwong Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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