26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Fraser Island Itinerary

26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Fraser Island Itinerary

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26 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

19
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Koala Conservation Centre and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. Visit St. Kilda Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Cowes (Grumpys Crazy Golf & Cowes Beach) and Churchill Island Marine National Park (in Newhaven). Spend the 31st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island, Ventnor, St Kilda, McCrae Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

2
nights
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 16th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect nights in Fraser Island to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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