8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Bali
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Denpasar, Bali

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning site .

Denpasar, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denpasar in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Museum and Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Cape Woolamai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cape Woolamai Beach, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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