12 days in Melbourne, Australian Capital Territory & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne, Australian Capital Territory & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne, Australian Capital Territory & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Brighton Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne. In July, Melbourne is much colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Kalang Park, St John's Anglican Church, William Ricketts Sanctuary
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

1
night
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 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then admire the natural beauty at National Arboretum Canberra.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra sightseeing planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks
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Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Arboretum Canberra ©
National Arboretum Canberra

5
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.
Let the collections at Sydney Observatory and The Rocks Discovery Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Bronte Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garrison Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Bronte Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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