20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Muogamarra Nature Reserve and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Manly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy some diversion at Cremorne Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online road trip planner .

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chennai to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Sydney Harbour National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Muogamarra Nature Reserve ©
Muogamarra Nature Reserve
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or The Australian Natural Soap. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, identify plant and animal life at Warrandyte State Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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