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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Sydney Harbour Circle Walk. Get some historical perspective at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Justice & Police Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney planner.

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. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rippon Lea Estate and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. William Ricketts Sanctuary and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail in Lilydale, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Barrenjoey Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Sydney Jewish Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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.
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