21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Islamabad

10
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Wyrrabalong National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Islamabad in December: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Shelly Beach, Wyrrabalong National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 25:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get outdoors at Koala Conservation Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Phillip Island Wildlife Park (in Cowes), Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, The Great Ocean Road, Rye Pier, Panorama Garden Estate
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 2:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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