7 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Drill Hall Gallery, then stop by Vines & Wines, then take 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.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Canberra planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Federation Square, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for 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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