20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  22​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Grand Canyon track. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker app .

Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon track, Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Koala Conservation Centre and St. Kilda Beach. Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Cowes Beach in Cowes (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 19th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Collins St/Swanston St, and identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, Torquay, Cape Woolamai Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

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