6 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

6 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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6 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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 24th (Tue): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
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 26th (Thu): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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