22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

8
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Watts River Brewing (in Healesville) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne driving holiday planning site .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne. When traveling from Manchester in December, plan for much hotter days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cowes, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Ferndale Park, The Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain, Watts River Brewing
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

10
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Beachside Bookshop (in Avalon Beach), Staples Lookout (in Woy Woy) and Umina Beach Library (in Umina Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, experience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 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 a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Congwong Beach, Hargraves Lookout, Staples Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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