11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  22​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 day
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Wellington

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Sublime Point Lookout (in Leura) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Customs House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney tour builder tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 16 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Sublime Point Lookout, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and finally identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at William Ricketts Sanctuary and Shrine of Remembrance. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Collins St/Swanston St. See some other sides of Melbourne: take a stroll through Degraves Street, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

William Ricketts Sanctuary
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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