17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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


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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Sydney. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

St Kilda, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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