16 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
End: Sydney

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. Get in touch with nature at Royal Botanic Gardens and St. Kilda Beach. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Degraves Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then 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, then do a tasting at Wily Trout Vineyard, then browse the exhibits of Strathnairn Gallery, and finally appreciate the history behind Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wily Trout Vineyard
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Wily Trout Vineyard ©
Wily Trout Vineyard
Australian National Botanic Gardens ©

6
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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