8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
San Francisco

3
days
Melbourne

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Melbourne is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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

San Francisco, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Melbourne, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Melbourne at 56°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol

3
days
Sydney

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the galleries of Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, and don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 64°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach

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