18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh), Daylesford (Convent Gallery & Lake Daylesford) and Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & The Gold Museum). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning app .

Exeter, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, St Anne's Winery, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ocean Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 6:
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bronte Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 13:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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