9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Calgary

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.
Appreciate the collections at Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, browse the fresh offerings at Danks Street Produce Merchants, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online journey builder .

Calgary, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Calgary in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market

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 16th (Tue): browse the different shops at Melbourne Central, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at South Melbourne Market, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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