14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

10
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 outdoors at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Maru Koala and Animal Park. You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and 13th Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Yarra Glen (Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery & Yarra Glen Racecourse Market), Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Ballan Farmers Market (in Ballan). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Degraves Street, stop by Portal 108, browse for treasures at The Mill Markets, and browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Daylesford, Marysville, Ballarat, Sorrento
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore by horseback at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures and then look for all kinds of wild species at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
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The Rocks Markets ©
The Rocks Markets
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

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