15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls & The Giant Stairway), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Avoca Beach, look for gifts at Giulians, and pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Terrigal, Mosman, First Fleet Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Sorrento Front Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Art Gallery of Ballarat), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, head off the coast to Churchill Island, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Churchill Island, Mount Macedon
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 20:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

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