8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
End: Edinburgh


2
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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site .

Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in December, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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