29 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Melbourne
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

14
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National Pass and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Prince Henry Cliff Walk, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Palm Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wollongong, Bowral, Katoomba, Albion Park Rail, Palm Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 16:
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©

14
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Rye Beach and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. You'll get in some beach time at Bells Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Boneo Maze & Mini Golf (in Fingal), Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck) and Brand Smart (in Nunawading). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Panorama Garden Estate.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip 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 January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Geelong, Aireys Inlet, Ventnor, Marysville, Daylesford
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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