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:  17​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​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 St Paul's Cathedral and Degraves Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip app .

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 (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough 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
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Visiting Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Justice & Police Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) 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
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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