Route & dates
23 days in Melbourne, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary
Melbourne— 5 nights
Fly: 4h 30min
Hamilton Island— 4 nights
Sydney— 10 nights
Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and shop like a local with Melbourne Central.
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip site .
Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Melbourne is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abidjan to Melbourne is 10 hours. Traveling from Abidjan in October, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.
Things to do in Melbourne
Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, The Great Ocean Road, Panorama Garden Estate, St. Kilda Beach
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A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, get outside with Jetryder, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.
To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island online journey planner .
You can fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Hamilton Island are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Hamilton Island
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The Harbour City
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.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visit Bondi Beach and Store Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Megalong Creek Estate (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney journey planner.
Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, Sydney is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Sydney
Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Megalong Creek Estate, Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 28:
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