8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Shanghai


2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Visiting Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scots Church, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Shanghai, China to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Shanghai in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Phillip's Anglican church, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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