17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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 outdoors at Manly Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Sydney is 15 hours. In February, Sydney is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Lincoln's Rock, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Sydney Harbour National Park, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Buxton Contemporary. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, & more). Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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