18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  9​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: Sydney

9
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 23rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planning tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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