17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island

3
days
Melbourne

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea. Change things up with a short trip to William Ricketts Sanctuary in Mount Dandenong (about 46 minutes away). Dedicate the 17th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market and contemplate the long history of Cooks' Cottage.

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George Town, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Melbourne is 3 hours. Traveling from George Town in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea, St. Kilda Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary
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Wine Tours & Tastings
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo

4
days
Sydney

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The Nook (in Leura). And it doesn't end there: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nan Tien Temple, Wentworth Falls, The Nook, Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Bondi Beach
The Rocks

8
days
Melbourne

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Kryal Castle. Get some cultural insight at Degraves Street and Melbourne Central. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen), Daylesford (Convent Gallery, The Amazing Mill Markets - Daylesford, & more) and St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh). See even more of Melbourne: enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Geelong, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, St Anne's Winery, Kryal Castle
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Degraves Street
Eastern Beach
Shrine of Remembrance

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