15 days in Canberra, New South Wales & Wangaratta Itinerary

15 days in Canberra, New South Wales & Wangaratta Itinerary

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15 days in Canberra, New South Wales & Wangaratta Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jamberoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Blackheath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Wangaratta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Questacon and Canberra Reptile Zoo. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, choose your vessel at GoBoat Canberra, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canberra trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jamberoo.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Canberra Reptile Zoo ©
Canberra Reptile Zoo

1
night
Jamberoo

Jamberoo ©
Jamberoo is a village approx 11 km inland from Kiama on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in the Municipality of Kiama. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Jamberoo Action Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnamurra Falls.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jamberoo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Jamberoo takes 3 hours. When traveling from Canberra in January, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Jamberoo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Jamberoo

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Jamberoo Action Park ©
Jamberoo Action Park
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls

4
nights
Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Attractions like Jenolan Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Three Sisters (in Katoomba). On the 9th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, take some stellar pictures from Queen Elizabeth Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blackheath trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Jamberoo to Blackheath in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Jenolan Caves, Hargraves Lookout
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

6
nights
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, get curious at Powerhouse Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wangaratta.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Wangaratta

Wangaratta ©
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Morrisons of Glenrowan, get lost in a book at Wangaratta Library, then admire the natural beauty at King George V Gardens, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Putt & Glow Mini Golf.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wangaratta trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Wangaratta. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Wangaratta are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wangaratta

Fun & Games Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Morrisons of Glenrowan
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King George V Gardens ©
King George V Gardens
Wangaratta Library ©
Wangaratta Library

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