16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cowes Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cowes Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cowes Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Cowes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sovereign Hill and St Paul's Cathedral. Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Panorama Garden Estate will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, stop by The Junk Company, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation tool .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Traveling from London in November, expect Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Katoomba Cascades in Katoomba, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

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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 November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toCowes.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Penguin Parade has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Koala Conservation Centre and Phillip Island Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Bass Valley Estate Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lyrebird Forest Walk (in Mirboo North), Squeaky Beach (in Wilsons Promontory National Park) and Maru Koala and Animal Park (in Grantville). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Tyde, putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, browse the exhibits of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

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Drive from Melbourne to Cowes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Cowes sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Penguin Parade, Bass Valley Estate Winery, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Lyrebird Forest Walk, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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nights
Melbourne

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then look for gifts at Australian By Design, then kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Melbourne vacation builder website .

Getting from Cowes to Melbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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