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: Hanoi
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

6
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or South Melbourne Market. Escape the urban bustle at Royal Botanic Gardens and The Great Ocean Road. And it doesn't end there: stop by Ambiance Gifts, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Hanoi to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda 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.
On the 8th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then stop by Murrumbateman Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tortured Gum Brewery, then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra road trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in July, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Murrumbateman Farmers Market, Tortured Gum Brewery, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary ©

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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