12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, take a memorable tour with Tours, and browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
On the 10th (Sun), kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On your second day here, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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