15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Chennai

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Chennai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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