9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  7​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Auckland in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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