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.
Appreciate the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Gallery of Victoria. Step off the beaten path and head to St Paul's Cathedral and Melbourne Central. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip 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. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to 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.
Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and The Rocks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, stroll through Manly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online driving holiday planner .

You can 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 May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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