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.
Head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Centralfor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at St Paul's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat, approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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 Nan Tien Temple and Sydney Opera House. Escape the urban bustle at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Wentworth Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Kiama Blowhole, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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