17 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Sydney
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and appreciate the history behind Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canberra travel route planning website .

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

8
days
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Murray Street Vineyards and Tscharke's Place. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Blowhole Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Kalleske Wines), God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch) and Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield). There's more to do: do a tasting at Torbreck Wines.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip planning tool .

Getting from Canberra to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Adelaide. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Marananga, Eden Valley, Seppeltsfield
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

5
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take a stroll through Melbourne Central.

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Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

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St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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