16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey planning tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, 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

8
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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