13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bronte Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Pass and Cronulla Beach Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass, Bronte Beach, Cronulla Beach Walk, Govetts Leap
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Paul's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance. Get outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Australian Rules Football Match. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Brighton Beach in Brighton, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, get your game on at Zero Latency, contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Brighton Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Barrenjoey Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Giant Stairway and Terrigal Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga) and Marie Byles Lookout (in Killcare). Enjoy Sydney some more: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach, and get great views at The Three Sisters.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Katoomba, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Terrigal Beach, Tamarama Beach
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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