10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights

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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Gallery One88. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Lost Bear Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning website.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. August in Sydney sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting The Great Ocean Road and Cape Woolamai Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Melbourne Central and Tydefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb), YCW Beach (in Smiths Beach) and Cowes (Koala Conservation Centre & Wildlife Coast Cruises). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and view the masterpieces at ArtYarramunua Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In August, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips