15 days in Sydney, Canberra & Victoria Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Canberra & Victoria Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Canberra & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Newhaven
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ballarat
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at ANZAC Parade Walk, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

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You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Canberra at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Newhaven.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

1
night
Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Forrest Caves.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newhaven online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Canberra to Newhaven with the Route module. Traveling from Canberra in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Newhaven, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Newhaven

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cowes
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Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Torquay trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Newhaven to Torquay by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Torquay are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Fun & Games
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Wendouree and then contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Ballarat online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Ballarat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Ballarat are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find out how to plan a trip to Melbourne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ballarat to Melbourne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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