12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Da Nang
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Da Nang

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.
You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Da Nang, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Da Nang to Sydney is 3 hours. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Federation Square. Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, browse the exhibits of Craft Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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