9 days in Nicholls, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Nicholls, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Nicholls, Canberra & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  9​h
1
Nicholls
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Nicholls

Nicholls ©
Cockington Green has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast, get a sense of history and politics at Royal Australian Mint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wee Jasper Reserves, and finally find something for the whole family at Cockington Green.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nicholls online sightseeing planner .

Melbourne to Nicholls is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Nicholls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Canberra on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Nicholls

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Canberra, Wee Jasper Reserves, Surveyor's Hill Bed and Breakfast
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Wee Jasper Reserves ©
Wee Jasper Reserves
Cockington Green ©
Cockington Green

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 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at National Rock Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canberra day trip planner .

Canberra is just a stone's throw from Nicholls. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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National Zoo and Aquarium ©
National Zoo and Aquarium
National Rock Garden ©
National Rock Garden

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. Visit Manly Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vaucluse House
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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