8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, engage your brain at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Room Escape Games

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Echo Point Lookout and Wentworth Falls. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Kiama (Starfish Education Centre & Kiama Blowhole) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, and browse the fresh offerings at The Rocks Markets.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Nan Tien Temple, Govetts Leap, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Echo Point Lookout ©
Echo Point Lookout
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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