21 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

21 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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Canberra
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Melbourne
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Sydney

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.
On the 5th (Sun), get curious at Questacon, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Canberra vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Canberra, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Melbourne

— 16 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Step out of the city life by going to St. Kilda Beach and Yarra River. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Dedicate the 12th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, deepen your understanding at Museum of Chinese Australian History, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips