9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 15 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online day trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 70°F and lows about 54°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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