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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wollongong Head Lighthouse and Norah Head Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nan Tien Temple and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Palm Beach, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Sydney. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Get some historical perspective at Rippon Lea Estate and Cape Schanck Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like William Ricketts Sanctuary and Panorama Garden Estate. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail in Lilydale, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Abbotsford Convent, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

On the 30th (Fri), trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.
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