20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Mount Gambier Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Mount Gambier Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 9 nights

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Sydney — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday maker tool.

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 3 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Escape the urban bustle at Naracoorte Caves National Park and The Valley Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Portland (Cape Nelson lighthouse & Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse) and Petrified Forest and Blowholes (in Cape Bridgewater). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, stroll around Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Engelbrecht Cave.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier online itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Mount Gambier due to the time zone difference. In October in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 9 nights

Australia's Garden City

Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Kevin Hoffman Walk (in Lara), Cowes (Wildlife Coast Cruises & Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Reserve) and Forrest Caves (in Newhaven). Dedicate the 4th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Explore Melbourne further: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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