8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Jakarta, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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