42 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

42 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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42 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 22 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 19 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

22
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park or Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Step off the beaten path and head to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden and Chadstone - The Fashion Capital. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Rye (Rye Beach & Rye Pier), Seymour (Seymour Pioneer Park, Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, & more) and Rye Ocean Beach (in Mornington). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Ballarat, wander the streets of Degraves Street, see the interesting displays at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday builder app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, St Kilda, Geelong, Seymour
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McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden

19
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Rocks Markets and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Grape Escape. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Leura Cascades, & more), Bowral (Alan Walsh Gallery, Ten Thousand Paces, & more) and Albion Park Rail (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society & HARS Aviation Museum). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bowral, Leura, Newcastle, Palm Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©

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