6 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

6 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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6 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Chicago

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 1st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Chicago, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

3
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: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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