11 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne route builder .

Frankfurt, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Frankfurt to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in December, you will find days in Melbourne are much hotter (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Four Winds Vineyard, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Canberra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Four Winds Vineyard
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
St John the Baptist Church ©
St John the Baptist Church
Floriade ©
Floriade

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip planner .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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