16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney

— 8 nights

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), The Three Sisters (in Katoomba) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In November in Sydney, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 6 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Ocean Road and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire the striking features of German Lutheran Trinity Church.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips