15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kansas City

4
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.
The National Pass and St. Mary's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Prince Henry Cliff Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls) and Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Wollongong Head Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner .

Kansas City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 16 hours. In September, Sydney is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, The National Pass, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
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 the city life by going to Panorama Garden Estate and Royal Botanic Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Venture out of the city with trips to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin), William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 63°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, Ventnor, Ballarat, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 27:
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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