8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Hanoi

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and browse the exhibits of Brett Whiteley Studio.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Sydney is 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then explore the galleries of Federation Square.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Panorama Garden Estate
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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