17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Cremorne Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning site .

Krakow, Poland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Sydney is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Shelly Beach, Bouddi National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Trin Warren Tam-boore and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Hillcrest Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne sightseeing planner .

You can 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 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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