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
End: Melbourne

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Katoomba (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 68°F and lows at 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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