19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Mill Markets (in Daylesford) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning app .

Edinburgh, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Melbourne. Traveling from Edinburgh in March, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Jewish Holocaust Centre, The Mill Markets, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

9
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Museum of Sydney. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Katoomba (Katoomba Antique Centre, Echo Point Lookout, & more) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Nan Tien Temple, Govetts Leap
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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