13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  19​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and Ballarat Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Central. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Lygon Street, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Melbourne is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

6
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 Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Kiama Blowhole
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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