17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Montreal

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In January, Sydney is much hotter than Montreal - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Bald Hill Lookout, Wollongong Botanic Garden, Govetts Leap
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Rod Laver Arena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat & Ballarat Wildlife Park), Cowes (A Maze'N Things & Tyde) and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (in Ventnor). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Ballarat, Lake Daylesford, Eastern Beach Reserve, Bells Beach
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 18:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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