13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the sky in a new way at Sydney Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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