8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Art Gallery of Ballarat and Eastern Beach Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 3 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in October, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Manly Scenic Walkway and Hyde Park. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and look and learn at Sydney Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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