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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
End: Melbourne

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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and ICC Sydney. Visiting Manly Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Anvil Rock Lookout). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, North Head Sanctuary, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Cowes to see Koala Conservation Centre about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, and stroll through Half Moon Bay.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Cape Woolamai Beach, Koala Conservation Centre
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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