16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
End: Santiago

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.
Old Melbourne Gaol and The Gold Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville), Barwon Park (in Winchelsea) and Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach.

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Santiago, Chile to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Santiago to Melbourne, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Barwon Park, Pulpit Rock, Point Addis Marine National Park, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

6
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 Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Wentworth Falls, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Palm Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Shelly Beach, Yengo National Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Visit Bells Beach and Brighton Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Ballarat Wildlife Park and Dandenong Ranges National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (The Gold Museum & Art Gallery of Ballarat), Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale). Explore Melbourne further: identify plant and animal life at Hanging Rock Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of Rod Laver Arena, and steep yourself in history at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Brighton Beach, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Hanging Rock Reserve, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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