11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Armidale
Drive:  5​h
1
Gosford
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Wangaratta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rowville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Bendigo
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Goulburn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Armidale

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Gosford

Gosford
Gosford is a city located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gosford trip planning tool .

Armidale to Gosford is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. December in Gosford sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gosford

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gosford to Canberra takes 4 hours. Traveling from Gosford in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Canberra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wangaratta.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Wangaratta

Wangaratta
Wangaratta is a cathedral city in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, approximately 250km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway. To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wangaratta travel tool .

Drive from Canberra to Wangaratta in 4.5 hours. In December in Wangaratta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Rowville.

Things to do in Wangaratta

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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Rowville

Rowville ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): head outdoors with Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park, explore the world behind art at Heide Museum of Modern Art, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rowville road trip planner .

You can drive from Wangaratta to Rowville in 3 hours. Traveling from Wangaratta in December, you will find days in Rowville are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bendigo.

Things to do in Rowville

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Altona Beach, Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park
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Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park ©
Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Altona Beach ©
Altona Beach

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sovereign Hill and Eaglehawk Log Lock Up. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Overwrought. Explore Bendigo's surroundings by going to The Mill Markets (in Daylesford) and Echuca (Port of Echuca Discovery Centre & The Great Aussie Beer Shed). There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery) and admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bendigo online tour planner .

You can drive from Rowville to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goulburn.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ballarat, Echuca, The Mill Markets, Overwrought
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery

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Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Cathedral, and then brush up on your military savvy at Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Goulburn holiday planning site .

You can drive from Bendigo to Goulburn in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, daily temperatures in Goulburn can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Goulburn

Museums Historic Sites
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Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum ©
Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral ©
St. Saviour's Cathedral ©
St. Saviour's Cathedral

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
On the 28th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Gannon House Gallery, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday site .

Getting from Goulburn to Sydney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Goulburn in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks