7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Summerlands
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Merimbula
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bodalla
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Batemans Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: East Maitland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Goulburn to Melbourne. Traveling from Goulburn in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Summerlands.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
night
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penguin Parade. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get behind the scenes at Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, then get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Parade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Summerlands trip website .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Summerlands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, A Maze'N Things
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory ©
Phillip Island Chocolate Factory

1
night
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Merimbula online travel planner .

Do a combination of car, train, and flight from Summerlands to Merimbula in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bodalla.
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The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk

few
hours
Bodalla

Bodalla
Bodalla is a small town on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, and located in the local government area of Eurobodalla Shire. To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bodalla trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Merimbula to Bodalla in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Bodalla

Parks Nature Tours
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hours
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Batemans Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Bodalla to Batemans Bay in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Canberra on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cockington Green as well as Royal Australian Mint. On the 3rd (Tue), ponder the world of politics at Royal Australian Mint, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally find something for the whole family at Cockington Green.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Canberra takes 2 hours. Traveling from Batemans Bay in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Cockington Green ©
Cockington Green

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