18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  1​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  225​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

4
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, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planning app .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Block Arcade, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne route builder site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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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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