9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  13​h 45​min
End: Boracay

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and The Rocks Markets. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Leura Cascades (in Leura). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boracay to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in May, expect nights in Sydney to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Govetts Leap, Wentworth Falls, Leura Cascades
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Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Lake Wendouree. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Block Arcade.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lake Wendouree, Spas
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Spas
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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