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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

3
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 outdoors at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire all the interesting features of Sidney Myer Music Bowl, walk around The Conservatory, and see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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