15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks

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

7
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.
Step out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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