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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nan Tien Temple and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Barrenjoey Lighthouse (in Palm Beach). The adventure continues: stop by The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Sydney is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Rippon Lea Estate and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like William Ricketts Sanctuary 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, 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.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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 · Fun & Games

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Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Trails

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