29 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Cape Town


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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar. Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Cape Town to Sydney. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach National Park, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Taronga Zoo, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 21 — Jan 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and HMAS Castlemaine. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Y Water Discovery Centre (in Yea). Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Y Water Discovery Centre, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Hanging Rock Reserve, The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 17:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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