9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Suburbs & 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Tours Sydney - Walking & Bus Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, 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.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Panorama Garden Estate and St Kilda Pier. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (in Olinda), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Portsea) and Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (in Lilydale). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, browse the eclectic array of goods 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.
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

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

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday planning website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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