8 days in Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary planning app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: highs in Melbourne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and visit The Rocks.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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