13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Wichita


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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Art Gallery of Ballarat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Wichita, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 16 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Wichita in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, 13th Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

6
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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get in touch with nature at Kiama Blowhole and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

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