13 days in Melbourne, Palm Beach & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Palm Beach & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne, Palm Beach & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Palm Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 13 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Beach and Avalon Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Terrigal Beach and Redhead Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Beach: Caves Beach (in Swansea), Jet Buzz Watersports (in Cams Wharf) and Microlight Adventures (in Somersby).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Palm Beach tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melbourne to Palm Beach. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Palm Beach, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Palm Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Microlight Adventures, Avalon Beach, Terrigal Beach, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach

5
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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday tool .

Drive from Palm Beach to Sydney in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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