9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Hyde Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge), Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder tool .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly, Corridor of Oaks, Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Wentworth Falls, Bilpin Cider Company
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Paul's Cathedral and National Rhododendron Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale), Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Panorama Garden Estate, Scuba & Snorkeling, National Rhododendron Gardens, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and then stroll around Centennial Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning app .

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, 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

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Manly
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
North Head Sanctuary ©
North Head Sanctuary

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