17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Shanghai


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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and St Kilda beach. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planner .

Shanghai, China to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Melbourne. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalang Park, The Great Ocean Road, Gresswell Nature Reserve, Damper Creek Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

7
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 out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Logan Brae Orchard, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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