16 days in Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Canberra & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
1
Canberra
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Washington DC

6
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, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canberra holiday maker app .

Washington DC, USA to Canberra is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Canberra is 15 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get colder in Canberra: highs are around 55°F and lows about 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Tortured Gum Brewery, Queanbeyan Museum
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning website .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, Melbourne is a bit warmer at night with lows of 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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