19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: walk around Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 30:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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