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
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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 Cooks' Cottage. 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. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at South Melbourne Market and contemplate the long history of Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 3 hours. When traveling from George Town in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
days
Sydney

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 Coogee Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The Nook (in Leura), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: experience the emotional art of opera at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

8
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Degraves Street and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen), St Anne's Winery (in Bacchus Marsh) and Daylesford (Convent Gallery, The Amazing Mill Markets - Daylesford, & more). See even more of Melbourne: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, stop by Readings Book Shop, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and shop like a local with Collins St/Swanston St.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer 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 October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Kryal Castle, St Anne's Winery, Steampacket Gardens
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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