8 days in Canberra, Melbourne & Jindabyne Itinerary

8 days in Canberra, Melbourne & Jindabyne Itinerary

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Canberra
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Jindabyne
— 1 night
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Canberra

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Clonakilla. On the 27th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Geoscience Australia, do a tasting at Clonakilla, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia.

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

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Jindabyne

Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Jindabyne trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Jindabyne with the Route module. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Jindabyne, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping