8 days in Geelong & Canberra Itinerary

8 days in Geelong & Canberra Itinerary

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8 days in Geelong & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
train:  1​h
1
Geelong
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
2
Canberra
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Attractions like Eastern Beach Reserve and The Carousel make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Geelong Adventure Specialists, grab your bike and head to Bellarine Rail Trail, see the interesting displays at National Wool Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Poppy Kettle Playground.

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Melbourne to Geelong is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Geelong are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Geelong Adventure Specialists ©
Geelong Adventure Specialists
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Rock Adventure Centre ©
The Rock Adventure Centre

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Questacon and National Zoo and Aquarium. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Geelong to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Geelong in September, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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