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

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Murugan Temple. Get some cultural insight at Darling Harbour and Australian National Maritime Museum. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning website .

Konni, India to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Konni to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Konni in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian War Memorial and Scott Leggo Gallery. Strathnairn Gallery and Mugga-Mugga Cottage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, browse the exhibits of Drill Hall Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoo and Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Australian National Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Mugga-Mugga Cottage ©
Mugga-Mugga Cottage

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Cowes to see Cowes Beach about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online day trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Kilda, Cowes Beach, Cape Woolamai Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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