23 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Art Gallery of Ballarat and Sedona Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Bells Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, do a tasting at Rowanston on the Track Winery, and contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Paramoor Winery, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Maru Koala and Animal Park, Bells Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

11
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.
Attractions like Australian National Maritime Museum and Werri Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Nan Tien Temple and Southern Highland Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame (in Bowral) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Palm Beach, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shelly Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Werri Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Artemis Wines
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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