8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London


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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Newport Lakes Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

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London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Newport Lakes Reserve, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

3
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Australian National Maritime Museum. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stop by Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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