12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Puffing Billy Railway, Queen Victoria Market, St. Kilda Beach, and other attractions. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck. The adventure continues: make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. You will leave for Sydney on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trips

St Kilda, Puffing Billy Railway, Brighton Bathing Boxes
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Street Art Tours ©
Melbourne Street Art Tours
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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