13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
San Francisco

5
days
Sydney

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 77°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Gardens
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House

5
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Melbourne

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 45 min away. Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 72°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Food Tours
Shrine of Remembrance
The Great Ocean Road

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