9 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in New South Wales & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Taronga Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, Sydney is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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