16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Visiting Manly Beach and Shelly Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour planning site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Kiama Blowhole, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creameryfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Degraves Street. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Eastern Beach Reserve, Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 3:
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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