22 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Lille
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Lille

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip site .

Lille, France to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lille to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Lille in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Katoomba
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Head to Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines and Strathnairn Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Canberra side-trips: Wee Jasper Reserves (in Wee Jasper), Bungendore Wood Works Gallery (in Bungendore) and Morton National Park (in Wandandian). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eucumbene, and view the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canberra visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Lake Eucumbene, Wee Jasper Reserves, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines, Morton National Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or The Blender Studios. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Federation Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Rhyll (Conservation Hill Reserve & Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve), Cowes (Tyde, Koala Conservation Centre, & more) and Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, get your game on at Pinball Paradise, and identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowes, Rhyll, Panorama Garden Estate, Seal Rock
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 10:
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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