13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes State Library Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, St. Kilda Beach, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online day trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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've added Paddy's Market, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australian National Maritime Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and experience the excitement of Virtual Reality Rooms Sydney - VR Escape Rooms Sydney.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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