8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Macquarie Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in August, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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