8 days in Melbourne, Cooma & Canberra Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Cooma & Canberra Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Cooma
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Melbourne is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

1
day
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Catcher & Co Distillery, go for a walk through Mount Gladstone Lookout, then examine the collection at Corrective Services NSW Museum, then don't miss a visit to Cooma Court House, and finally don't miss a visit to The Cooma Cenotaph.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cooma journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Cooma with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Cooma

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife Museums
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Catcher & Co Distillery ©
Catcher & Co Distillery
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum

3
nights
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 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then get curious at Questacon. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

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You can drive from Cooma to Canberra in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cooma in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Canberra, with lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Canberra

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

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