18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
— 8 nights
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Melbourne
— 9 nights

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Sydney — 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Manly (Shelly Beach & Sophie Tea Art). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

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If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C.
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