26 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Novosibirsk
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Novosibirsk

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Novosibirsk, Russia to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Novosibirsk Time (NOVT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 3 hours. In December, Melbourne is much warmer than Novosibirsk - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

13
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Justice & Police Museum and St. Mary's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route tool .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Kissing Point Park, The National Pass, Don Bank Museum
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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