9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Nan Tien Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Norah Head Lighthouse. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Palm Beach, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by The Rocks, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Wollongong, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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 some historical perspective at William Ricketts Sanctuary and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Paul's Cathedral and Panorama Garden Estate. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail in Lilydale, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea Estate, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Abbotsford Convent, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
On the 30th (Fri), trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. 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. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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