17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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Melbourne — 7 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Holgate Brewhouse (in Woodend). Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Block Arcade, and take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey maker website.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Melbourne is 3 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in July, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 9 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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