8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Manly Scenic Walkway and The Rocks Markets. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyde Park, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

Exeter, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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 6th (Wed): meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then explore and take pictures at Rod Laver Arena. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and finally take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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