12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  28​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, stop by The Junk Company, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online day trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Cardiff to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stop by Victoria's Basement, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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