27 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

27 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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27 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Orlando

12
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 outdoors at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre, Cowes Beach, & more) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Orlando, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Melbourne to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Nobbies Centre
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

12
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Blue Mountains, & more), Wentworth Falls Lake (in Wentworth Falls) and Saint Bonaventure's Church (in Leura). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

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 January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Saint Bonaventure's Church, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls Lake
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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