20 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  17​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday builder .

Chandigarh, India to Sydney is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Chandigarh to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

8
nights
Melbourne

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 a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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