13 days in Victoria, Canberra & Albury Itinerary

13 days in Victoria, Canberra & Albury Itinerary

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13 days in Victoria, Canberra & Albury Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Benalla
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Albury
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Summerlands
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
7
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Benalla

Benalla
Benalla is a small city located on the Broken River in the High Country north-eastern region of Victoria, Australia, about 212km north east of the state capital Melbourne. For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Benalla trip itinerary website .

Sydney to Benalla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Benalla, with lows of 10°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Benalla

Parks Tours Nature
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

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night
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.
Ettamogah Vintage Market has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Ettamogah Vintage Market.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Benalla to Canberra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. November in Canberra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albury.

Things to do in Canberra

Shopping

Side Trip

Ettamogah Vintage Market
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

2
nights
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. You've now added Ettamogah Vintage Market to your itinerary. When in Albury, make a side trip to see Beechworth Historic Courthouse in Beechworth, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get lost in a book at Albury LibraryMuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hume, and experience rural life at Gooramadda Olives.

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You can drive from Canberra to Albury in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Albury can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beechworth Historic Courthouse, Gooramadda Olives
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Albury Botanic Garden ©
Albury Botanic Garden
Kayaking & Canoeing
Gooramadda Olives ©
Gooramadda Olives

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market, A Classic Carriage Hire and Puffing Billy Railway. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip planning site .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Summerlands.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Puffing Billy Railway
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens
Queen Victoria Market ©
Queen Victoria Market

1
night
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Penguin Parade has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get outside with The Nobbies, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre, identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then kick back and relax at Flynns Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Penguin Parade.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Summerlands online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Summerlands by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. December in Summerlands sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Nobbies, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, A Maze'N Things
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill.

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Traveling by car from Summerlands to Ballarat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
You've now added Royal Australian Mint to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint and then get in on the family fun at Cockington Green. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canberra travel route builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Ballarat to Canberra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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