7 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

7 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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7 days in Canberra, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Canberra
1
Canberra
— 1 night
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Canberra

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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 29th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, and then pause for some photo ops at Rats of Tobruk Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): stop by Trove Canberra, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then engage your brain at Questacon, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra road trip tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Canberra. In January, daytime highs in Canberra are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 31st (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Adelaide, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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