12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Rocks Markets and The Nook. Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney is 3 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Nook, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Degraves Street and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Eastern Beach Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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