20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney

— 11 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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. The Rocks and Juniper Hall will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Melbourne

— 7 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 outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and get a taste of the local shopping with Federation Square.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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