18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

10
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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Woolloomooloo Wharf. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Lennox Bridge
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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