20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

11
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and MOP Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Albion Park Rail (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society & HARS Aviation Museum), Bald Hill Lookout (in Stanwell Tops) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel planner .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Albion Park Rail, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Marysville (Marysville & District Historical Society & Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden), Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Daylesford (Spas, Lake Daylesford, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Daylesford, Marysville, Ballarat, McGlashan's Wallington Estate, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden