22 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durham

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.
Visit Terrigal Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to The Rocks Markets or The Bay Tree Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Echo Point Lookout), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Leura (Sublime Point Lookout, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Caves Beach, and trek along Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder website .

Durham, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Wollongong, Bowral, Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 16:
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The Rocks Markets ©
The Rocks Markets
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Mill Markets and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Do your shopping at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Four Pillars Distillery (in Healesville) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Wendouree, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, St Kilda, Brighton, Fitzroy
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 25:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford

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