12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

8
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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Zoo has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne travel planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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