12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  14​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour builder site .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Melbourne is 3 hours. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip maker .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 27th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then identify plant and animal life at Floriade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Canberra to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

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