13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Nan Tien Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Echo Point Lookout), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
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