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:  18​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

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. When traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Kiama Blowhole, Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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