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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, don't miss a visit to Lygon Street, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

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Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Vancouver in May, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ballarat
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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 Darling Harbour. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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