32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  13​h
1
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 17 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Leura (Teddy Sinclair, The Candy Store Leura, & more), Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 3 hours. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Rick Rutherford's Country, Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 3:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Change things up with a short trip to Tyabb Packing House Antiques in Tyabb (about 1h 10 min away). Dedicate the 16th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 12th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

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 November, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Sovereign Hill, Scienceworks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 20:
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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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