4 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

4 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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4 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally hunt for treasures at Degraves Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne vacation planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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