8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sydney Fish Market. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ballarat Wildlife Park and Art Gallery of Ballarat. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ballarat
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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