12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. In December, Sydney is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

6
nights
Melbourne

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 Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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