13 days in Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

13 days in Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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13 days in Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  27​h
1
Canberra
— 2 nights
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Australian National Botanic Gardens and National Rock Garden. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Zoo and Aquarium and ANZAC Parade Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canberra: Jeir Creek Wines (in Murrumbateman) and Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Old Parliament House and ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip maker app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Canberra is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Canberra due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in February; daily highs in Canberra reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeir Creek Wines, Gundog Cork Street Cellar
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Australian National Botanic Gardens ©
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk
National Zoo and Aquarium ©
National Zoo and Aquarium

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Bells Beach. Visiting Lake Wendouree and Ballarat Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides (in Hepburn Springs), Ocean Beach (in Nelson) and Pulpit Rock (in Cape Schanck). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankston Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning website .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Phillip Island Wildlife Park
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

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