13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market as well as University of Melbourne. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Melbourne. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the 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. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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