9 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
2
Randwick
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Parramatta
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Homebush
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and St Paul's Cathedral. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne holiday builder site .

Manila, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in September; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Randwick.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
night
Randwick

Randwick ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Human Disease, stop by Peter's of Kensington, buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Eastgardens, then get outside with McIvers Baths, then take in the pleasant sights at Dunningham Reserve, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Zahra Arncliffe Mosque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Randwick trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Randwick. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Randwick to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bondi.

Things to do in Randwick

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Al-Zahra Arncliffe Mosque, Westfield Eastgardens
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Peter's of Kensington ©
Peter's of Kensington
Westfield Eastgardens ©
Westfield Eastgardens
Museum of Human Disease ©
Museum of Human Disease

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Sam Fiszman Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarama Beach, then stroll the grounds of Waverley Cemetery, and finally browse the different shops at Westfield Bondi Junction.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bondi trip planner.

Bondi is very close to Randwick. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Parramatta.

Things to do in Bondi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Manly, Waverley Cemetery
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Waverley Cemetery ©
Waverley Cemetery
Manly Quarantine Station ©
Manly Quarantine Station
The Luggage Store Cafe & Museum ©
The Luggage Store Cafe & Museum

1
night
Parramatta

Parramatta ©
Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, 23km west of its central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Sweetness the Pattiserie, explore the galleries of Female Orphan School and Margaret Whitlam Galleries, bet on your favorite at Sydney Speedway, then take an in-depth tour of Parramatta Heritage Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Johns Anglican Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Parramatta holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Bondi to Parramatta in an hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Parramatta when traveling from Bondi in September, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Homebush.

Things to do in Parramatta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Sweetness the Pattiserie
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Parramatta Heritage Centre ©
Parramatta Heritage Centre
Sweetness the Pattiserie ©
Sweetness the Pattiserie
St. John's Cemetery ©
St. John's Cemetery

1
night
Homebush

Homebush ©
On the 8th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Rookwood Cemetery, revel in the low prices at DFO Homebush, steep yourself in history at Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, browse the different shops at Monkey Mania Top Ryde, then take an in-depth tour of Carisbrook Historic House, and finally browse the different shops at Westfield Burwood.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Homebush trip planner.

Homebush is just a stone's throw from Parramatta. September in Homebush sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Homebush

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burwood, Kissing Point Park, Canterbury Park Racecourse, Carisbrook Historic House, Monkey Mania Top Ryde
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DFO Homebush ©
DFO Homebush
Rookwood Cemetery ©
Rookwood Cemetery
Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway ©
Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway

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