9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In October, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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