30 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 6th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Melbourne hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

8
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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Namadgi National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Queanbeyan Museum, Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

11
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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in March, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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