8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Jewish Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Anzac Memorial. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, hunt for treasures at The Rocks Markets, and stop by Opal Minded.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in August, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

1
night
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 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Victorian Artists' Society, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, browse the different shops at South Melbourne Market, then have some family-friendly fun at Simulator World, then explore the world behind art at ArtVo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

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 August, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally look for gifts at Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

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