30 days in Sydney, Wollongong & Canberra Itinerary

30 days in Sydney, Wollongong & Canberra Itinerary

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30 days in Sydney, Wollongong & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Sydney
— 26 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Wollongong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

26
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Markets. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (Lost Bear Gallery, Wentworth Falls, & more), Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, The Nook, & more) and Blackheath (Logan Brae Orchard & Victory Theatre Antique Centre). Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In August, daytime highs in Sydney are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Leura, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Blackheath, Vaucluse House
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Wattamolla Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Symbio Wildlife Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, then look for gifts at The Treat Factory, and then explore the activities along Lake Alexandra Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wollongong trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Wollongong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wollongong, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Symbio Wildlife Park, Lake Alexandra Reserve, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, The Treat Factory
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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
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Lake Alexandra Reserve

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get curious at Questacon, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra trip planner .

You can drive from Wollongong to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wollongong in September: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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