16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Wellington, New Zealand
— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, visit Darling Harbour, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wellington: Picton (Queen Charlotte Track & Marlborough Sounds). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wellington Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Hapuka Estuary Walk, and take an in-depth tour of The Great War Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wellington trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Sydney to Wellington in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Wellington is 2 hours. In December, Wellington is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Picton, Wellington Botanic Garden, Wainui Lookout, Hapuka Estuary Walk
Highlights from your plan
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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