7 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Canberra
— 1 night
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights

2
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is a bit warmer than New Delhi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Drill Hall Gallery, indulge your senses at Vines & Wines, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canberra travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Canberra dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Tours Museums Wineries
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
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Drill Hall Gallery

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take a stroll around Federation Square, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then stop by Melbourne Central.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Federation Square ©
Federation Square
Ambiance Gifts ©
Ambiance Gifts

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