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:  14​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

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.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. On the next day, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planning app .

Shanghai, China to Melbourne is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Melbourne. Traveling from Shanghai in February, expect nights in Melbourne to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Hyde Park Barracks Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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