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Brisbane to Canberra drive

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Brisbane to Canberra road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Brisbane
drive for about 3 hours

11:52 am  Angourie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:10 pm  Coffs Harbour
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:10 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:21 pm  Port Macquarie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:21 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:37 pm  Forster
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Forster
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:44 am  Newcastle (Australia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:44 am
drive for about 2 hours

12:43 pm  Sydney
eat at Cafe Sydney
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:43 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:39 pm  Kangaroo Valley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:39 pm
drive for about 2 hours

9:34 pm  arrive in Canberra

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Brisbane to Canberra questions

Where should I stop along the way?


Coffs Harbour  (7 answers)

Port Macquarie  (5 answers)

Forster  (2 answers)

Newcastle (Australia)  (12 answers)

Sydney  (163 answers)
    Sydney Opera House  (34 mentions)
    Sydney Harbour  (23 mentions)
    The Rocks  (22 mentions)
    Taronga Zoo  (21 mentions)
    Circular Quay  (20 mentions)
    restaurants around Sydney:
        Cafe Sydney
        Opera Bar
        MoVida Sydney
        The Glenmore Hotel
        Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
    questions about Sydney:
        Should I rent a car in Sydney or is the transit good enough to get around?
        What is the best/most lively place to stay in Sydney?
        What do I need to know about Aussie culture?
        What's the best place to see a kangaroo in or around Sydney?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Sydney?

Kangaroo Valley

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?  (3 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)

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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 Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Canberra. Or get a full Brisbane 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 Brisbane well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Brisbane!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 745 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 46 minutes
Canberra is the same time as Brisbane
80 Brisbane travel answers
1 Angourie travel answer
7 Coffs Harbour travel answers
5 Port Macquarie travel answers
2 Forster travel answers
12 Newcastle (Australia) travel answers
163 Sydney travel answers
1 Kangaroo Valley travel answer
24 Canberra travel answers


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