9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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 out of Sydney to go to Katoomba and see Wentworth Falls, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In September, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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