9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne — 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will thrill your kids. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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