9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks.

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Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, Sydney is cooler than Manila - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Melbourne.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Melbourne — 2 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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Sydney — 2 nights

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.

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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.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife
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