8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Hanoi

3
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 Chinese Garden of Friendship. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanoi to Sydney. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 5th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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