21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Mark's Anglican Church, The Great Ocean Road, The Break Room, Sovereign Hill
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool .

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 November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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