12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Keith
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Fairy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Geelong
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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Keith

Keith ©
Keith is a small farming town in the south-east of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Cockatoo Downs Farmstay.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Keith trip planner .

Adelaide to Keith is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Keith

#Outdoors
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Cockatoo Downs Farmstay ©
Cockatoo Downs Farmstay

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along The Blue Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planner .

Traveling by car from Keith to Mount Gambier takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Parks, #Nature
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. On the 1st (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Nelson State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Portland in 1.5 hours. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Portland

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk
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Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse

1
night
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Port Fairy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Port Fairy takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Fairy

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Warrnambool
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Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island

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night
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Bells Beach and then admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Torquay takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Torquay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Torquay

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

1
night
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

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Geelong is just a short distance from Torquay. In October in Geelong, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Geelong

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

1
night
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Shepparton Motor Museum, explore the activities along Victoria Park Lake, and then view the masterpieces at Moooving Art Shepparton.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shepparton day trip planner .

You can drive from Geelong to Shepparton in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Shepparton

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum
Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake
Moooving Art Shepparton ©
Moooving Art Shepparton

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shepparton to Melbourne takes 2.5 hours. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mildura.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Sunraysia Cellar Door, get in on the family fun at Putt Putt Family Fun Centre, and then make a trip to Lock 11.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mildura holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Mildura takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mildura, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mildura

#Theme Parks
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Sunraysia Cellar Door ©
Sunraysia Cellar Door

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