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
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Pitt Street Mallfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Manly Beach, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln's Rock, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
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 Old Safety Deposit Building. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Blender Studios. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing website .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 63°F and lows at 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St Kilda, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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