12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Visit The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple for their historical value. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Starfish Education Centre in Kiama, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Manly Beach, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

Similar Plans

15 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA January, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Melbourne & Adelaide BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Melbourne, Hobart & Sydney BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, kids, relaxing, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA November, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA December, culture, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT