19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Drive:  12​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Melbourne

12
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Sovereign Hill, Kitty Miller Bay
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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