13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums
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Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

6
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.
Let the collections at Questacon and Canberra Glassworks capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Australian National Botanic Gardens. When in Canberra, make a side trip to see Bungendore Wood Works Gallery in Bungendore, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, and contemplate the long history of Mugga-Mugga Cottage.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Canberra online itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, Canberra is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
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Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
Questacon ©
Questacon
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online day trip planner .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in June, with lows around 6°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Trove Canberra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Canberra online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. See even more of Sydney: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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