36 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Whitsunday Island Itinerary

36 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Whitsunday Island Itinerary

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36 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Whitsunday Island Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 8 nights
Travel:  156​h
End: Malaga

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 20th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planner.

Madrid, Spain to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in October, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Food Tours

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toWhitsunday Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

8
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Whitsunday Island is known for beaches and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach, step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Whitsunday Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Whitsunday Island, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands ©
Whitsunday Islands

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