13 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Bus:  8 h
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: New Delhi

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 Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, admire the landmark architecture of German Lutheran Trinity Church, and steep yourself in history at Tasma Terrace Gift Shop and Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, 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 24°C and lows reach 9°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
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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, then admire 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 see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 6°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
Highlights from your plan
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 Art Gallery of New South Wales. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Gallery One88 in Katoomba, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip app.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Gallery One88
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

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