10 days in Canberra, Sydney & Wellington Itinerary

10 days in Canberra, Sydney & Wellington Itinerary

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Canberra, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Canberra, Australia

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Breakr, look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canberra holiday maker.

Winnipeg, Canada to Canberra is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Winnipeg to Canberra, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Winnipeg in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Canberra, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Sydney, Australia

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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 6th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally visit The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach and then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip maker app.

You can fly from Canberra to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in October since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 17°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Wellington, New Zealand

— 3 nights

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wellington Zoo, identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Wellington Museum, admire the striking features of Old St Paul's, then get engrossed in the history at The Great War Exhibition, and finally examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wellington holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Wellington takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Wellington to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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