11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and admire the striking features of former AMP Headquarters building.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne route planning site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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