9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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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 striking features of Queen Victoria Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks.

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Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 12-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 travel 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 Old Melbourne Gaol. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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 take a stroll through The Rocks.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 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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