16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Powerhouse Museum as well as Sydney Ferries. Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, shop like a local with Degraves Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 13th Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo, 13th Beach, Bells Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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