8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder site .

Philadelphia, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Philadelphia to Melbourne, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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