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 The Rocks. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head), Barrenjoey Lighthouse (in Palm Beach) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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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. Plan for much colder 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) so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · 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 Parliament House of Victoria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Abbotsford Convent, get your game on at Zero Latency, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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) to allow enough time to fly 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 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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