14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker tool .

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Seattle to Melbourne. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for much warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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