8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Melbourne
Drive:  5​h
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Batemans Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kangaroo Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne

1
day
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 30th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, then try for a hole-in-one at Blackball & Basket Mini Golf, and then putt your heart out at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lakes Entrance holiday maker app .

Melbourne to Lakes Entrance is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Merimbula.

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Blackball & Basket Mini Golf ©
Blackball & Basket Mini Golf

1
day
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace and then get great views at Disaster Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Merimbula online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Merimbula takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Merimbula

#Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Disaster Bay Lookout
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Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
Disaster Bay Lookout ©
Disaster Bay Lookout
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk

2
days
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Funland Ulladulla. Keep things going the next day: putt your heart out at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mogo Zoo, and then pick up some local products at Sage Farmers Market.

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Traveling by car from Merimbula to Batemans Bay takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Batemans Bay can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mogo, Sage Farmers Market, Funland Ulladulla
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Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo
Funland Ulladulla ©
Funland Ulladulla

1
day
Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Fitzroy Falls.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Valley road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Kangaroo Valley takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kangaroo Valley can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Fitzroy Falls
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra online journey builder .

Drive from Kangaroo Valley to Canberra in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kangaroo Valley in July, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albury.

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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

1
day
Albury

Albury ©
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): browse the different shops at Myer Centrepoint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Albury Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albury tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Canberra to Albury in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Albury, with lows of 3°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Albury

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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Myer Centrepoint ©
Myer Centrepoint
Monument Hill ©
Monument Hill

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