15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stop by The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Wellington.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Step out of Wellington with an excursion to Queen Charlotte Track in Picton--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, get great views at Mount Victoria, and look for all kinds of wild species at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Wellington takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Wellington. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Wellington hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Queen Charlotte Track, Wellington Botanic Garden
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

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