13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Paul's Cathedral and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Degraves Street, visit Melbourne Central, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel route tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Highlights from your trip
Degraves Street ©
Must see
Degraves Street
4.4
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Wildlife Area
Ballarat Wildlife Park
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Cathedral and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Rocks ©
Must see
The Rocks
4.6

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