8 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Blue Mountains & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

2
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, make a trip to Echo Point Lookout, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Leura trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Leura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Leura when traveling from Sydney in May, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Gallery Blackheath
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Leura to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Leura in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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