21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Chicago

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 24th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne route planning website .

Chicago, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Melbourne is 16 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 81°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Kissing Point Park
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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