9 days in Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  8​h 30​min
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Sydney
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Sydney Olympic Park
— Few hours
train:  1​h
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the galleries of Justice & Police Museum, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, indulge your taste buds at The Rocks Markets, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then take in the exciting artwork at Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney Olympic Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Justice & Police Museum ©
Justice & Police Museum
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park ©
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney Olympic Park planner .

Sydney Olympic Park is very close to Sydney. Traveling from Sydney in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sydney Olympic Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Sydney Olympic Park

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

DFO Homebush, Rookwood Cemetery, Sweetness the Pattiserie
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DFO Homebush ©
DFO Homebush
Sweetness the Pattiserie ©
Sweetness the Pattiserie
Rookwood Cemetery ©
Rookwood Cemetery

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cremorne Reserve.

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Sydney is just a stone's throw from Sydney Olympic Park. Traveling from Sydney Olympic Park in August, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Australian Museum ©
Australian Museum
St Thomas Becket Church ©
St Thomas Becket Church

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Degraves Street, stop by Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online visit planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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