15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne 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. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lincoln's Rock, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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