9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

9 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
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, Indonesia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the galleries of The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

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

Surabaya, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. Traveling from Surabaya to Sydney, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surabaya in December, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and The Great Ocean Road. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Craft Victoria. Venture out of the city with trips to Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes) and Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve (in Rhyll). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, Cape Woolamai Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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