14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ballarat Wildlife Park and 13th Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Kryal Castle (in Ballarat) and Swim with Dolphins (in Sorrento). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get much warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Swim with Dolphins, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach, 13th Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Visit Palm Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Echo Point Lookout (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Bronte Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Govetts Leap
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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