9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Australian Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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