20 days in Greater Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Greater Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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20 days in Greater Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
St Kilda
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Step out of St Kilda to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Williamstown Uniting Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St Kilda tour website .

London, UK to St Kilda is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 10 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Brighton Beach, Williamstown Uniting Church, Victoria Golf Club
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

6
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.
Explore Canberra's surroundings by going to Murrumbateman (McKellar Ridge Wines, Jeir Creek Wines, & more), Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo) and Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast (in Wallaroo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get curious at Questacon, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tortured Gum Brewery.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Canberra online road trip planner .

You can fly from St Kilda to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St Kilda in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast, Tortured Gum Brewery, Gundog Cork Street Cellar
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Gundog Cork Street Cellar ©
Gundog Cork Street Cellar
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery

7
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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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