15 days in Kangaroo Island, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Kangaroo Island, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Kangaroo Island, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  25 h
End: Paphos

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shep's Studio, and then examine the collection at Hope Cottage.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Paphos, Cyprus to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 32- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Paphos to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Museums Beaches
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Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Shep's Studio ©
Shep's Studio
Hope Cottage ©
Hope Cottage

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parliament House of Victoria, Suga-Melbourne Candy Kitchen, Scienceworks, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Shop till you drop at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, daytime highs in Melbourne are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Scienceworks
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Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Victoria Barracks. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, look for gifts at Opal Minded, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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