32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 18 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

13
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Govetts Leap and Hassan's Wall. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Albion Park Rail (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society & HARS Aviation Museum), Breakwater Battery Military Museum (in Wollongong) and Katoomba (Katoomba Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, make a trip to Leura Cascades, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Albion Park Rail, Kiama, Bilpin, Manly
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Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway

18
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lorne Beach and Lake Wendouree. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Lydiard Street, & more), Kevin Hoffman Walk (in Lara) and Geelong (Geelong Mosque, Eastern Beach Reserve, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go deep underground at State Coal Mine, make a trip to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

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 May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Lorne, Geelong, Seymour, Torquay
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Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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