25 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

25 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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25 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 21 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Melbourne

21
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online day trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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