15 days in Sydney, Auckland & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Auckland & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Auckland & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Auckland, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Govetts Leap. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Newcastle Memorial Walk (in Newcastle), Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Speers Point Park (in Speers Point). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel route planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Jakarta to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Katoomba, Newcastle Memorial Walk, Govetts Leap, Speers Point Park
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Muriwai Gannet Colony. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auckland: Tawharanui Regional Park (in Warkworth) and Arataki Visitor Centre (in Piha). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, walk around Cornwall Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get impressive views of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Auckland road trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Auckland in 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Auckland, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Auckland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Arataki Visitor Centre, Muriwai Gannet Colony, Tawharanui Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
SkyTower ©
SkyTower

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Lake Wendouree about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and don't miss a visit to Southbank.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday builder website .

Fly from Auckland to Melbourne in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in January: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Lake Wendouree
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Southbank ©
Southbank

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