22 days in Canberra, Greater Sydney & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

22 days in Canberra, Greater Sydney & Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Canberra
— 7 nights
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Manly
— 13 nights
Ferry to Circular Quay Station, Fly to Gold Coast
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Canberra

— 7 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Australian National Botanic Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian War Memorial and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (in Paddys River), Red Cow Farm - Open Garden (in Sutton Forest) and Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop (in Berrima). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, brush up on your military savvy at Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, admire the masterpieces at South Hill Gallery and Function Center, and get in on the family fun at Cockington Green.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Canberra is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect nights in Canberra to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manly

— 13 nights
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Beaches Market and Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shelly Beach and Whale Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manly: The Baha'i Temple (in Ingleside), Mona Vale Beach (in Mona Vale) and Warriewood Beach (in Warriewood). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, enjoy the sand and surf at Forty Baskets Beach, contemplate the long history of Manly Quarantine Station, and examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manly vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Manly takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Manly, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Manly

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Greater Sydney travel guide

3.9
Hiking Trails · Zoos · Beaches
Sandy beaches, rolling hills, azure rivers, and charming settlements are the hallmarks of Greater Sydney. Coastal suburbs and picturesque harbors are common. Areas such as Manly live up to the Australian stereotype of the laid-back, prosperous, beach-going community.