20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

11
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.
The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Bouddi National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 3 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Sovereign Hill. Get in touch with nature at Koala Conservation Centre and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Venture out of the city with trips to Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Kitty Miller Bay (in Ventnor). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Koala Conservation Centre, The Great Ocean Road, Kitty Miller Bay, Panorama Garden Estate, Cape Woolamai Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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