8 days in Melbourne & Sydney & Suburbs Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney & Suburbs Itinerary

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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in the exciting artwork at Buxton Contemporary, see the interesting displays at Australian Sports Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip site.

Manila, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Melbourne is 2 hours. Traveling from Manila in August, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum will appeal to history buffs. Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stop by Sydney Fish Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and get engrossed in the history at The Rocks Discovery Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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