7 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Beach Reserve and Degraves Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and St Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and make a trip to Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

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