17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Appreciate the collections at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, & more). Spend the 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and explore the galleries of FortyFiveDownstairs.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in February, expect Melbourne to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Cowes
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Let the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and ATTY Gallery capture your imagination. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

North Head Sanctuary
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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