8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get curious at Powerhouse Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Visiting Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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