9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballarat Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Take a break from the city and head to Eastern Beach Reserve and Frankston Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck) and Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Degraves Street and make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kiama Blowhole and Palm Beach. Relax by the water at Shelly Beach and Clovelly. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get interesting insight from Tours, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Kiama Blowhole, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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