18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: Boston

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planning site .

Boston, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Sydney is 15 hours. In December, Sydney is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Warrandyte State Park and Yarrunga Reserve. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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