7 days in Melbourne & Canberra Itinerary

7 days in Melbourne & Canberra Itinerary

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7 days in Melbourne & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get curious at Questacon, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, and finally explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canberra day trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 7°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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