10 days in Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Pankaj Malhotra
Make it your trip
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 6 nights

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Canberra — 3 nights

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.
Canberra is known for museums, sightseeing, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Canberra International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Adventure
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Sydney — 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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