10 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 30th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Questacon, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in October, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Floriade ©
Floriade

3
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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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