17 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Werribee
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary in Healesville--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Werribee.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Healesville Sanctuary
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
night
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at RAAF Museum, then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then explore and take pictures at K Road Cliffs.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Werribee trip builder app .

Werribee is just a stone's throw from Melbourne. In April in Werribee, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to St Kilda.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

RAAF Museum
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
RAAF Museum ©
RAAF Museum

3
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Kids will enjoy Koala Conservation Centre and The Nobbies Centre. Explore St Kilda's surroundings by going to National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and A Maze'N Things (in Cowes). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, examine the collection at Scienceworks, enjoy some diversion at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our St Kilda vacation planner.

St Kilda is very close to Werribee. In May in St Kilda, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cowes, Scienceworks, The Nobbies Centre, The Great Ocean Road, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning website .

Getting from St Kilda to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St Kilda in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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