17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 16th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site .

Manila, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manila in December, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & more). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, stroll through Bondi Beach, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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