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.
The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary 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 December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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