21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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21 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Melbourne Zoo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Churchill Island Marine National Park (in Newhaven), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Cowes (Phillip Island Wildlife Park & Koala Conservation Centre). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online road trip planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Churchill Island Marine National Park, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 25:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

9
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.
The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip app .

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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Gallery Blackheath, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 3:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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