8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mount Buffalo National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

3
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: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning app .

Brisbane to Melbourne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then explore the galleries of La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bendigo trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Melbourne to Bendigo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Buffalo National Park.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Nature Parks
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral

2
nights
Mount Buffalo National Park

Mount Buffalo National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Ringer Reef Winery, then experience rural life at Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm, and then relax in the rural setting at Bright Berry Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Buffalo National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Buffalo National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bendigo to Mount Buffalo National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Mount Buffalo National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Victoria, Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm, Ringer Reef Winery
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Mount Buffalo National Park ©
Mount Buffalo National Park
Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm ©
Red Stag - Deer and Emu Farm
Bright Berry Farms ©
Bright Berry Farms

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), get curious at Questacon and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mount Buffalo National Park to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mount Buffalo National Park in July since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Royal Australian Mint ©
Royal Australian Mint

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