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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and The Giant Stairway. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel planning tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Govetts Leap, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get outdoors at Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Zoo. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Melbourne (Hare Krishna Temple), take a stroll through Degraves Street, and see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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