32 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

32 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

9
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 a sense of the local culture at Sydney Observatory and Megalong Creek Estate. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Jenolan Caves and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Kissing Point Park (in Putney), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Berowra Valley National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning site .

Ahmedabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Sydney. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Govetts Leap, Berowra Valley National Park, Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

10
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.
Kids will enjoy Mogo Zoo and Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Portrait Gallery and Lake Burley Griffin. Change things up with these side-trips from Canberra: Jeir Creek Wines (in Murrumbateman), Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo) and Rosemont The Patchwork Shop (in Mogo). Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Namadgi National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Old Parliament House, take in nature's colorful creations at Australian National Botanic Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Zoo and Aquarium, and hike along Canberra Centenary Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Canberra reach 19°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mogo, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Sugar Pine Walk, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Gundog Cork Street Cellar
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Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Art Gallery of Ballarat and Split Point Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Wendouree and Healesville Sanctuary. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Daylesford (Lake Daylesford, Spas, & more), Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and St Augustine's Church (in Creswick). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, explore the engaging exhibits at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, and do a tasting at Captains Creek Organic Wines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in May, with lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford, Cowes, Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Spas

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