12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and stop by Opal Minded.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip site.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coogee Beach and Hyde Park Barracks. Museum of Contemporary Art and Government House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Enjoy Sydney some more: stop by The Strand Arcade, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website.

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 July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Hyde Park Barracks ©
Hyde Park Barracks

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