13 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 6 nights
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Canberra
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Sydney
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Sydney

— 1 night

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 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Port Macquarie to Sydney is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Canberra

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Canberra at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Shopping

Melbourne

— 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Monash University (in Clayton) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

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Canberra

— 1 night

The Bush Capital

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Enjoy Sydney some more: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner.

Fly from Canberra to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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