8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wentworth Falls and The Giant Stairway. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), The Nook (in Leura) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, The Nook, Shelly Beach, Govetts Leap
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Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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