28 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

28 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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28 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

15
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Gallery One88, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more), Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Falls Gallery
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Visiting Koala Conservation Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and FortyFiveDownstairs. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Churchill Island Marine National Park (in Newhaven), Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, Cowes, Kalang Park, Jewish Holocaust Centre, The Great Ocean Road
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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