12 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Markets. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, stop by Opal Minded, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead, then get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Canberra Centre, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then hike along ANZAC Parade Walk.

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Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ballarat Wildlife Park and Bells Beach. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat) and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bells Beach, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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