16 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney online journey planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Portrait Gallery and National Arboretum Canberra. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church, and explore the striking landscape of Australian National Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Canberra: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

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

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 discover tucked-away gems like Spas and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), The Food Purveyor (in Geelong) and Lake Wendouree (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in July since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Food Purveyor, The Great Ocean Road, Spas, Lake Wendouree
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Spas
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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