8 days in Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
St Kilda
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and The National Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, and get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Sydney is 18 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The National Pass, Gosford Regional Gallery, Terrigal Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Dendy Street Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St Kilda itinerary builder site .

Getting from Sydney to St Kilda by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in St Kilda at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Brighton
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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