5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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5 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum and then browse the different shops at Melbourne Central. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then stop by Ambiance Gifts.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at East Gippsland Rail Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at East Gippsland Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, and finally look for gifts at Tasters Wine and Foods.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bairnsdale tour planner .

You can drive from Melbourne to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bairnsdale can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albury.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

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East Gippsland Rail Trail ©
East Gippsland Rail Trail
East Gippsland Art Gallery ©
East Gippsland Art Gallery
Tasters Wine and Foods ©
Tasters Wine and Foods

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Murray River Trail, have fun and explore at MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's Anglican Church.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Albury online trip maker .

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Albury in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Outdoors Trails
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MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury ©
MAMA - Murray Art Museum Albury
St Matthew's Anglican Church ©
St Matthew's Anglican Church

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the galleries of Scott Leggo Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally view the masterpieces at Strathnairn Gallery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canberra route maker site .

Drive from Albury to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Scott Leggo Gallery ©
Scott Leggo Gallery

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