22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Hamilton Island Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Hamilton Island Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Hamilton Island Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  177​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: London

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and St Paul's Cathedral. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

7
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catseye Beach and Whitsunday Islands National Park. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley, tour the water at your own pace with Alani Charters, and admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island road trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Hamilton Island to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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