22 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian War Memorial and Questacon. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines and Fyshwick Fresh Food Market. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, enjoy breathtaking views from Telstra Tower, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra day trip tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines ©
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker site .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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