19 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Buenos Aires

6
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planning tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Sydney, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blackheath: Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters). On the 8th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planning tool .

Getting from Sydney to Blackheath by car takes about 2 hours. January in Blackheath sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown

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.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 16th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Melbourne. Traveling from Blackheath in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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