8 days in Melbourne, Cooma & Canberra Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Cooma & Canberra Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne, Cooma & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Cooma
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Melbourne is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Catcher & Co Distillery, get great views at Mount Gladstone Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Corrective Services NSW Museum, then don't miss a visit to Cooma Court House, and finally don't miss a visit to The Cooma Cenotaph.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cooma, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Cooma. In August, daytime highs in Cooma are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Cooma

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Nightlife
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Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then engage your brain at Questacon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Canberra online journey planner .

Drive from Cooma to Canberra in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cooma in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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