9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Surabaya

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Surabaya to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Surabaya in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Craft Victoriafor some retail therapy. Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Phillip Island Wildlife Park), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve (in Rhyll). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker site .

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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve, The Great Ocean Road, Cape Woolamai Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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