16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Echo Point Lookout and Wentworth Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Everglades Historic House and Gardens in Leura (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in November, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Rock Adventure Centre (in Geelong), Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Geelong, Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Lake Daylesford
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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