29 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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29 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly + train:  28​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. While traveling from Cardiff, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visit The National Pass and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

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 February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Block 'n Tackle Brewery, Perry's Lookdown
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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