8 days in Wollongong, Jervis Bay & Canberra Itinerary

8 days in Wollongong, Jervis Bay & Canberra Itinerary

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8 days in Wollongong, Jervis Bay & Canberra Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Wollongong
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vincentia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hangdog Climbing Gym as well as North Wollongong Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Tien Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Wollongong Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sea views from Wollongong Head Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wollongong travel planner .

Sydney to Wollongong is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wollongong, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vincentia.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Wollongong Botanic Garden ©
Wollongong Botanic Garden
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Vincentia

Vincentia ©
Vincentia is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. Explore Vincentia's surroundings by going to Cupitts Winery (in Ulladulla), Shoalhaven Zoo (in Nowra) and The Grape Escape (in Mittagong). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hyams Beach, explore the striking landscape of Booderee National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vincentia route planning website .

Traveling by car from Wollongong to Vincentia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Wollongong in November, expect nights in Vincentia to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Vincentia

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven Zoo, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cupitts Winery, The Grape Escape
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Booderee National Park ©
Booderee National Park

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 23rd (Sat), engage your brain at Questacon, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Breakr.

To find out how to plan a trip to Canberra, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vincentia to Canberra by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Vincentia in November, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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