14 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip builder .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 81°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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