15 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba (Queen Elizabeth Lookout & The Three Sisters) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit Darling Harbour, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney attractions site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Mt Martha (Wine Compass & Mount Martha Beach). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne road trip website.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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