13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tokyo


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 Ballarat Wildlife Park and Eastern Beach Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bells Beach and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, shop like a local with Degraves Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online visit planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Melbourne. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Tokyo in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Point Nepean National Park, 13th Beach, Bells Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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.
Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Echo Point Lookout. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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