60 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

29
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Koala Conservation Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Churchill Island Marine National Park (in Newhaven), Cowes (Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Grumpys Crazy Golf, & more) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island, St Kilda, Greens Bush, Gresswell Nature Reserve
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

30
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. Appreciate the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Three Sisters, & more), Blackheath (Logan Brae Orchard & Perry's Lookdown) and Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Feb 12 — Mar 14:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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