12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  15​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Beijing


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 inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Warrandyte State Park. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planning site .

Beijing, China to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Melbourne. Traveling from Beijing in December, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Visit The Rocks and Fort Denison Island for their historical value. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, stroll through Coogee Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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