15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Dubai in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; 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 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 22:
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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