8 days in Canberra & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Canberra & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Canberra & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Canberra
1
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Werribee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Berwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Canberra

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Burley Griffin and Floriade. Change things up with a short trip to Four Winds Vineyard in Murrumbateman (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, get curious at Questacon, and steep yourself in history at Blundells' Cottage.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Canberra visit planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Canberra. December in Canberra sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Four Winds Vineyard
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Floriade ©
Floriade

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Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Point Lonsdale Beach, enjoy the sea views from Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Nepean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo and then do a tasting at Gisborne Peak Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Werribee trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Canberra to Werribee in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canberra in December: highs in Werribee hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berwick.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale, Gisborne Peak Winery, Fort Nepean
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Fort Nepean ©
Fort Nepean

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Berwick

Berwick ©
Berwick is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 41km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Old Cheese Factory, identify plant and animal life at Beaconsfield Flora & Fauna Reserve, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Banjo Paterson Park, cool off at Melbourne Cable Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chelsea Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berwick trip planning app .

You can drive from Werribee to Berwick in an hour. December in Berwick sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berwick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne Cable Park, Chelsea Beach, Beaconsfield Flora & Fauna Reserve, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Banjo Paterson Park
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Old Cheese Factory ©
Old Cheese Factory
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Chelsea Beach ©
Chelsea Beach

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