7 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On your second day here, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Sydney. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
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 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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