8 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Darwin Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Darwin Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
3
Darwin
— 1 night

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning website.

Cardiff, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Sydney is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cardiff in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks
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Walking tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Darwin to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Speed Boats Tours

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