12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. Change things up with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, stroll through Bondi Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Seattle, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Seattle to Sydney. When traveling from Seattle in November, plan for much warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 77°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and Degraves Street. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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