22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jakarta, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, Jewish Holocaust Centre, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

12
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & The National Pass). Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

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 somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 10:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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