9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wollongong Head Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary (in Calga). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls Lookout, wander the streets of The Rocks, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
Tours · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Panorama Garden Estate and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea), Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale) and Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (in Olinda). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at South Melbourne Market, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
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Sydney — 2 nights

On the 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair and then walk around Centennial Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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