8 days in Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne & New South Wales Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Melbourne

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like The Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary planning app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jakarta to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

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Sydney

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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New South Wales travel guide

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Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.