19 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
Visiting Kiama Blowhole and Wentworth Falls will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Beach and Terrigal Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Werri Beach (in Gerringong). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner .

Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in November, with highs in Sydney at 77°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Werri Beach, Wentworth Falls, Terrigal Beach, Kiama Blowhole
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Visit Bells Beach and St. Kilda Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). On the 20th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the activities along Yarra River, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Lake Daylesford, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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