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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Nan Tien Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Justice & Police Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Wollongong Head Lighthouse (in Wollongong). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and get to know the fascinating history of Sydney Harbour Circle Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Wollongong, Norah Head Lighthouse
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at William Ricketts Sanctuary and St Paul's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Schanck Lighthouse and ArtVo. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail in Lilydale, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea Estate, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Rippon Lea Estate
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 30th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Sydney Jewish Museum, then see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Barrenjoey Lighthouse
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Sydney Jewish Museum ©
Sydney Jewish Museum
Barrenjoey Lighthouse ©
Barrenjoey Lighthouse
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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