17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

10
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Head to Federation Square and Collins St/Swanston Stfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring), Ventnor (Ventnor Beach & Kitty Miller Bay) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary builder website .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ventnor, Phillip Island, Cowes Beach, Quealy Winemakers, Aspendale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

5
nights
Sydney

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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