20 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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20 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and shop like a local with Melbourne Central.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne attractions planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. In February, Melbourne is much hotter than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary site .

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 February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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