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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Paul's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance. Discover out-of-the-way places like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. Step out of Melbourne to go to Ballarat and see Ballarat Wildlife Park, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Degraves Street, don't miss a visit to Lygon Street, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Melbourne. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi Beach. Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and The Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Nan Tien Temple
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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