4 days in Sydney, Wollongong & Canberra Itinerary

4 days in Sydney, Wollongong & Canberra Itinerary

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4 days in Sydney, Wollongong & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
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Sydney
— 1 night
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Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Canberra
— 1 night
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then stroll through Bondi Beach, then stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): meet the residents at Symbio Wildlife Park, examine the collection at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and then kick back and relax at Port Kembla Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Wollongong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Wollongong dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Symbio Wildlife Park
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Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then get curious at Questacon, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Canberra road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Canberra takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Wollongong in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canberra, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Canberra

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

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