13 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sovereign Hill and Immigration Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and German Lutheran Trinity Church. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the landmark architecture of Tasma Terrace Gift Shop and Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, contemplate the long history of Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George, steep yourself in history at Mugga-Mugga Cottage, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally don't miss a visit to Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery and then get curious at Questacon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mugga-Mugga Cottage
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and St Phillip's Anglican church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Gallery One88. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Rocks Discovery Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Gallery One88
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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