5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then wander the streets of The Rocks, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery and then engage your brain at Questacon. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

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day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in December, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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