32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 17 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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 out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters), Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass & Lincoln's Rock) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Sydney is an approximately 25-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 (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 21:
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

17
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 Melbourne's surroundings by going to Pier 10 (in Shoreham), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Myrtaceae Winery (in Main Ridge). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cowes, Toorak - South Yarra Library, Gleadell Street Market, Pier 10, Myrtaceae Winery
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 7:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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