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

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.
Visiting Manly Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stop by DUX Collection Sydney.

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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. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St Joseph's Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Koala Conservation Centre and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Change things up with a short trip to Phillip Island Wildlife Park in Cowes (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Pussycat Black, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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