15 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: Goa

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Shrine of Remembrance and FortyFiveDownstairs. Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St Michael's Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Goa, India to Melbourne is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Goa to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Goa in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
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 1st (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally view the masterpieces at Strathnairn Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Questacon, then view the masterpieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Paul Kowalski Photography Gallery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Canberra, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bungendore
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Victoria Barracks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel route tool .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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