9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip tool.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, Sydney is cooler than Manila - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife
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