19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Ottawa


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.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Balloon Rides. Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 15 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ottawa in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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