9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 Shrine of Remembrance. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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