7 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In December, Sydney is warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
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 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore and then immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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