17 days in Australian Alps Itinerary

17 days in Australian Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australian Alps trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Albury Airport, Drive to Wangaratta
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Wangaratta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bright
— 5 nights
Drive
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Falls Creek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tumbarumba
— 1 night
Drive
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Canberra
— 6 nights
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Wangaratta

— 2 nights
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. Explore Wangaratta's surroundings by going to Beechworth (Beechworth Honey, Beechworth Post Office, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Brown Brothers Winery, take in nature's colorful creations at King George V Gardens, hike along Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, and make a trip to Muse Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wangaratta trip planner.

Sydney to Wangaratta is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Wangaratta at 20°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Bright.

Things to do in Wangaratta

Parks · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bright

— 5 nights
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Explore Bright's surroundings by going to Michelini Wines (in Myrtleford), Bogong Horseback Adventures (in Tawonga) and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (in Mount Hotham). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Walk, stroll around Mystic Mountain Bike Park, let your taste buds guide you at A Taste of Wine Tours, and look for gifts at Noofies.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bright online trip planner.

You can drive from Wangaratta to Bright in 1.5 hours. September in Bright sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Bright

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Falls Creek

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Falls Creek Cross Country, then see the interesting displays at Falls Creek Museum, then fly down the slopes at Falls Creek Alpine Resort, and finally hit the slopes at Falls Creek Ski Lifts. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bogong and then admire the sheer force of Fainter Falls.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Falls Creek tour planning site.

Getting from Bright to Falls Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tumbarumba.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tumbarumba

— 1 night
Tumbarumba is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, about 480km southwest of the state capital, Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Pioneer Women’s Hut, then learn about winemaking at Courabyra Wines, and then stroll through Mountain Ash Trails.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tumbarumba route planning tool.

You can drive from Falls Creek to Tumbarumba in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Tumbarumba

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Trails

Canberra

— 6 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, engage your brain at Questacon, admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tumbarumba to Canberra takes 3 hours. In September in Canberra, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games