16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Sydney is 6 hours. When traveling from Dubai in March, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Koala Conservation Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Federation Square. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, grab your bike and head to Kalang Park, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip 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. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalang Park, St. Kilda Beach, Koala Conservation Centre
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre

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