9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Get some historical perspective at Nan Tien Temple and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Norah Head Lighthouse in Norah Head, approximately Norah Head away. There's much more to do: visit The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney planner.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rippon Lea Estate and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. William Ricketts Sanctuary and ArtVo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail in Lilydale, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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