16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nan Tien Temple and Wentworth Falls. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Leura (The Candy Store Leura & The Nook). The adventure continues: pick up some local products at The Rocks Markets, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Sydney. In March, Sydney is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Shelly Beach
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Step off the beaten path and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and The Mill Markets. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden (in Marysville), 13th Beach (in Barwon Heads) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). There's much more to do: stop by Prom Country Cheese, identify plant and animal life at Maru Koala and Animal Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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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 March, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Yarra Glen, Ballarat, Hepburn Springs, Merricks General Store, The Mill Markets
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 24:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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