8 days in Sydney, Yarra Valley & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Yarra Valley & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Yarra Valley & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 15​min
2
Healesville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through The Rocks, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

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Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Healesville.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Healesville

Healesville ©
Healesville's population of over 6,500 thrives on horticulture, tourism, and viticulture (the study of grapes).
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): steep yourself in history at William Ricketts Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): meet the residents at Healesville Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Four Pillars Distillery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Healesville tour itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Sydney to Healesville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Healesville to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Healesville

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary, National Rhododendron Gardens
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden ©
Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Healesville to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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