5 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  9​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. On your second day here, stroll through Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Sydney. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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