8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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Melbourne
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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 St Thomas Becket Church are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. 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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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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 · Neighborhoods · Beaches

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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 St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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