6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, then kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, and then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 3rd (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba road trip site .

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Katoomba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Trails Nature

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Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail ©
Coachwood Glen Nature Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canberra travel planning site .

You can drive from Katoomba to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Katoomba in October: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

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Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Nature Parks
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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