14 days in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory & Victoria Itinerary

14 days in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory & Victoria Itinerary

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14 days in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Warrnambool
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
On the 12th (Mon), hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Drill Hall Gallery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then choose your vessel at GoBoat Canberra.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra route planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Outdoors Tours
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 16th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then hunt for treasures at Degraves Street.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Great Ocean Walk, look for gifts at Karmic Goat Soapworks, and then take a peaceful walk through Mait's Rest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Apollo Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Karmic Goat Soapworks ©
Karmic Goat Soapworks

2
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and finally head off the coast to Griffiths Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Islands.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Warrnambool tour builder app .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Griffiths Island
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Visiting Coastal walk and Koala Hospital will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Trial Bay Gaol and Roto House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Smoky Cape Lighthouse (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Macquarie online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Port Macquarie takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In November in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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