18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  11​h 30​min
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan


The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Degraves Street and Melbourne Central. Head to Collins St/Swanston St and The White Room Interiorsfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planner .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brunei Time (BNT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

St Kilda, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral


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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visiting Manly Beach and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sydney online travel route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Manly, Tamarama Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks