30 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  24​h
1
Melbourne
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 12 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

15
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 8th (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, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 9 hours. When traveling from Dusseldorf in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, push the limits with an extreme tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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