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Adelaide to Canberra drive

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 Wagga Wagga
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days


Adelaide to Canberra road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Adelaide to Canberra. If you're planning a road trip to Canberra, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Adelaide
drive for about 7 hours

4:49 pm  Hay
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hay
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:42 am  Narrandera
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:42 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:54 pm  Wagga Wagga
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:48 pm  Yass
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:48 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

6:36 pm  arrive in Canberra

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Adelaide to Canberra.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Adelaide, South Australia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?



Wagga Wagga


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Canberra?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Canberra. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Canberra?  (2 answers)

profile  Kris from Raleigh asked:
Good but reasonable B & Bs near Canberra for large family?  (1 answer)

profile  quentin from Paris asked:
Accommodations for student in Canberra  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Canberra.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Canberra to Adelaide drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Adelaide to Canberra. Or get a full Adelaide to Canberra flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Adelaide well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Adelaide!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 728 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 25 minutes
Canberra is 0:30 hours ahead of Adelaide
20 Adelaide travel answers
1 Hay travel answer
1 Narrandera travel answer
18 Canberra travel answers


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