16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Rod Laver Arena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), Torquay (Bells Beach & The Great Ocean Road) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). Dedicate the 18th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne is 4 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay, Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Daylesford, Ballarat Wildlife Park, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Govetts Leap. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Giant Stairway) and Leura Cascades (in Leura). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning site .

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 January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap, Leura Cascades
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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