13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Ubud, Bali

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Taronga Zoo. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planning website.

Ubud, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ubud in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Taronga Zoo
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kids will enjoy Powerhouse Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Explore Sydney further: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building, contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Powerhouse Museum ©
Powerhouse Museum
Hyde Park Barracks ©
Hyde Park Barracks

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