13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Art Gallery of Ballarat and St Paul's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Parliament House of Victoria are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, wander the streets of Degraves Street, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour itinerary maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vancouver to Melbourne, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Art Gallery of Ballarat
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Giant Stairway), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Bowral Art Gallery (in Bowral). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and brush up on your military savvy at Anzac Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bowral, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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