5 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

5 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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5 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip app .

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally don't miss a visit to Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Canberra to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in May, with lows around 9°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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