18 days in Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

18 days in Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

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18 days in Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— 17 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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.
For shopping fun, head to Canberra Glassworks or Westfield Woden. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Bonsai & Penjing Collection and National Dinosaur Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Paddys River (Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex & Corin Forest). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lanyon Homestead, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mr Spokes Bike Hire, admire the masterpieces at Canberra Museum and Gallery, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namadgi National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra planner .

Sydney to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July, Canberra is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Paddys River, Mugga-Mugga Cottage, Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
National Bonsai & Penjing Collection ©