21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Opal Minded. Venture out of the city with trips to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 4:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and stop by Readings Book Shop.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 13:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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