32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 17 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Exeter

11
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 hidden gems such as Nan Tien Temple and Manly Scenic Walkway. The Rocks and Camperdown Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, & more) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Dedicate the 28th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder .

Exeter, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Sydney is 10 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Manly, Govetts Leap, First Fleet Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat, St Patrick's Cathedral, & more), Lara Heritage and Historical Museum (in Lara) and Geelong (Geelong Botanical Gardens & Eastern Beach Reserve). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Rod Laver Arena, contemplate the waterfront views at Yarra River, and cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Geelong, Torquay, Daylesford
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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