19 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning app .

Brisbane to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and kick back and relax at Half Moon Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

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 December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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