21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Magnetic Island Itinerary

21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Magnetic Island Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Magnetic Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

14
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Manly Beach and Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout, The National Pass, & more) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melbourne Unique Tours, Wildlife Coast Cruises, Ocean Road Tours, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Parade, see majestic marine mammals with Wildlife Coast Cruises, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Melbourne Unique Tours, then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, and finally go sightseeing with Ocean Road Tours. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Penguin Parade, Wildlife Coast Cruises, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at West Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then explore the galleries of Magnetic Island Museum.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Melbourne to Magnetic Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Magnetic Island, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk

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