3 days in Sydney & Canberra Itinerary

3 days in Sydney & Canberra Itinerary

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3 days in Sydney & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of Darling Harbour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra journey builder website .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 20°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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