12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Govetts Leap. Family-friendly places like Speers Point Park and Brighton Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Dirty Janes Bowral (in Bowral), Bendooley Estate Book Barn (in Berrima) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Giant Stairway). There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, have some family-friendly fun at Springloaded, make a trip to Overseas Passenger Terminal, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Springloaded, Bendooley Estate Book Barn, Speers Point Park
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Museum and Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Dandenong Ranges National Park and Lake Wendouree. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Spas (in Daylesford) and Balcombe Estuary Reserves (in Mt Martha). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt Melbourne, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Wendouree, Balcombe Estuary Reserves, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Spas, Kalang Park
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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